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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Constitutionality of Texas' Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Challenged

  Rings The city of San Antonio is now the focus of the constitutional debate regarding the Texas' same-sex marriage ban. Orlando Garcia, U.S. District Judge, has not yet ruled on pre-trial motions to prevent Texas from enforcing its same-sex marriage ban. Nicole Dimetman, and spouse Cleo DeLeon as well as Vic Holmes and his life partner Mark Phariss have filed suit claiming that the ban violates equal protection. Garcia believes the lawsuit filed will wind up decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

See Guillermo Contreras, Judge Issues No Decision in Texas' Same-Sex Marriage Ban, USA Today, Feb. 12, 2014.

Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention. 


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