Gay Marriage

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Jack Evans, one half of the first same-sex couple to marry legally in Dallas County one year ago, has died.

Joe Deshotel

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday tossed out Attorney General Ken Paxton’s effort to undo the union of the first gay couple to legally wed in Texas. The court-ordered same-sex marriage of two Austin women had occurred months before such unions were legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reverberates Throughout Texas

Jun 26, 2015

The Supreme Court says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states in a 5-4 ruling Friday morning.


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging county clerks to not immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal.


Texans surveyed in a UT/Texas Tribune poll out this week agree discrimination’s a problem. But they disagree on who’s the target of it. People of color made the list, but James Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at University of Texas at Austin, said some of the respondents believe whites are victims of discrimination.


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Texas Sues Feds Over Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Mar 19, 2015
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The state of Texas is suing the Obama administration for giving medical leave benefits to certain same-sex couples, according to an announcement Wednesday from Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to void a marriage license issued to two Austin women who became the first same-sex couple to legally wed in the state.


AUSTIN-- The Texas Supreme Court has issued an emergency order blocking gay couples from obtaining marriage licenses after a lesbian couple wed in Austin.

Laura Buckman / Texas Tribune

Update: Gov. Greg Abbott released a brief statement saying Texas law defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.