Jack Evans and George Harris say they cheered when Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant exchanged vows Thursday morning, after a state judge ordered the Travis County clerk to issue them a marriage license.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the state Supreme Court to review a probate judge’s order that found the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
A probate judge in Travis County has ruled that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
News that the Supreme Court will take up same sex marriage in America was welcome news to a Plano couple who has been fighting for years for the right to marry.
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.
Like most couples who have spent more than a half century finishing each others sentences — and interrupting others — Jack Evans and George Harris fit like an old pair of jeans.
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.