TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An old battle over same-sex marriage re-opened Friday after the Texas Supreme Court on Friday sided with same-sex marriage opponents who argued that the city of Houston should not have extended its benefits policy to married same-sex couples.
Although LGBTQ advocates are upset about the ruling, they believe a United States Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing benefits to same-sex couples will overturn the decision.READ MORE: LIVE: Texas Congressional Delegation Join Speaker Pelosi To Discuss Texas Voter Laws | 3:30PM
“It’s not only out of step with the federal government benefits, it’s out of step with what we all learned in high school government,” said Rafael McDonnell, strategic communications manager for the nonprofit Resource Center of Dallas. “The supremacy clause. It says the supreme court is the final word on things.”READ MORE: Dallas ISD Employee Arrested In Mesquite For Alleged Possession Of Child Pornography
The case could either be re-litigated in Houston or it could make its way back up the U.S. Supreme Court.MORE NEWS: Southwest Airlines Jets Grounded 2nd Time In 2 Days Due To System Outage
Currently however, there aren’t any expected changes to benefits for same-sex couples in Texas.