Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
From same-sex marriage, to schools, to the money that goes into your pocket — it was a busy night on Thursday at the State Capitol in Austin.
A bill widely backed by Texas Republicans to stop gay marriage regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer is dead for now.
Gay rights activists said that a showdown in Texas is looming over an attempt by Republicans to pass new laws before the U.S. Supreme Court possibly legalizes gay marriage.
Gov. Greg Abbott is publicly getting behind an anti-gay marriage “religious objections” bill. Abbott says he hopes to see the Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act on his desk.
The gay marriage bill brawl isn’t ending anytime soon. S.B. 2065 was “tagged” this morning by Sen. Jose Menéndez.
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages — even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.
About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call “Biblical marriage” — a union between a man and a woman.
Hundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal labor department over a plan that would extend family and medical leave benefits to married same-sex couples.
Paxton asked the Supreme Court of Texas to declare the marriage license issued to the couple invalid.
As a newlywed lesbian couple in Texas celebrate defying a statewide ban on gay marriage, the state’s attorney general is preparing to tell a court why their nuptials are invalid.