Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay CouplesRepublicans, 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.
Lawmakers Have Busy Night At State CapitolFrom 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.
Deadline Passes For Texas Gay Marriage BillA 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.
Texas GOP Preparing For Gay Marriage FightGay 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 Backs Contentious Anti-Gay Marriage BillGov. 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.
Democrat Senator Delays Texas Anti-Gay Marriage BillThe gay marriage bill brawl isn't ending anytime soon. S.B. 2065 was "tagged" this morning by Sen. Jose Menéndez.
Texas Bill Seeks To Ban Gay Marriage LicensesA 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.
Texas Same Sex Marriage Foes Call For 'Biblical Marriage' 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.
Groups For, Against Gay Rights Stage Rallies At Texas CapitolHundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Paxton Sues Over Same-Sex BenefitsTexas 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.
Texas AG: 'Legal Chaos' If Same-Sex Marriage Not Deemed VoidPaxton asked the Supreme Court of Texas to declare the marriage license issued to the couple invalid.
Paxton Argues Gay Couple's Marriage Is VoidAs 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.
North Texans React To 1st Legal Gay Marriage In The StateJack 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.
Attorney General Requests Review Of Same-Sex Marriage RulingTexas 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.
Probate Judge Rules Texas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage UnconstitutionalA probate judge in Travis County has ruled that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.