Two Lawsuits Underway that Could Overturn the Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Next Year
Two lawsuits are underway that could overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage next year.
A federal court in San Antonio will hear arguments in January from attorneys representing two couples who want to live as lawfully wedded. The Texas Supreme Court is considering two where former couples who want their out-of-state marriages legally dissolved.
They are challenging a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages approved by 1.7 million Texas voters in 2005.
Attorney General Greg Abbott has promised to defend the Texas law, but the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have the final say.