Texas ban on same-sex marriage struck down

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By Bill Mears

CNN Supreme Court Producer

(CNN) — A federal judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas, ruling Wednesday it has no “rational relation to a legitimate government purpose.”

The decision is the latest in a series of federal and state court moves to overturn current laws forbidding gay and lesbians from legal wedlock.

The judge, however, stayed enforcement of his decision pending appeal.

That means same-sex couples in Texas, for the time being, cannot get married.

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  • Christopher Hunsaker

    We don’t need to respect their beliefs. We do need to respect others things. We need to be kind to each other. Their beliefs could be kinder to others. Whoever did this needs to be held accountable of course.

  • John

    Funny how enforcing the constitution is now considered a “radical left” idea. Not sure if you actually pay any attention to what’s going on, but even the conservative judges struck down bans. Why, because like every single federal judge said, THE BANS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Nobody cares about how many people voted in favor of the ban; it’s still unconstitutional. Nobody cares what your religious book says on the matter. If you don’t like it, move to another country. The USA has had it with hatred, bigotry, and discrimination.

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