Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.
Bans on gay marriage in three staunchly conservative Southern states were to get a hearing in a federal appeals court Friday.
The fight for marriage equality in Texas is hours away from taking center stage. And a Plano couple is in New Orleans, hoping they’re just one step away from legalizing their relationship.
Two symbols of conservatism in Texas are now on potentially shaky ground: tougher abortion restrictions and prohibitions on gay marriage.
Flanked by supportive colleagues, a Fort Worth police officer is taking a stand for gay marriage. He’s being featured in commercials now airing in Texas’ largest cities.
Both the state ban on gay marriage and tough new Texas abortion restrictions are being tackled this week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas’ gay marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in “stable, lasting relationships.”
Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in “stable, lasting relationships.”
A Tarrant County woman is challenging the Texas laws on divorce – as it relates to same-sex marriage. Currently the only way two women, or two men can legally split in Texas is to have the marriage voided.
When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside.
A federal court ruling has fueled debate across the nation. A judge on Wednesday struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, calling it unconstitutional.
A federal judge has struck down Texas’ ban on gay marriage and has postponed action pending an appeal.