Sunday, October 11, 2009

Texas Judge Finds Texas Gay Marriage Ban Violates US Constitution

How Appealing links to a story in the Statesman written by Chuck Lindell titled "Judge's ruling nudges Texas back into gay marriage fight."  The article states:
But on Oct. 1, a state District Court judge in Dallas, weighing a divorce petition from a gay couple married in Massachusetts, ruled without elaboration that the state ban on same-sex marriage violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law.
Florida courts have addressed similar issues.  Embry v. Ryan (2D08-1323) was released by the Second District on May 13, 2009 and the court held that it is a violation of the U.S. Constitution to refuse to enforce a same-sex couple adoption - gay adoption - recognized by another state. Read about it here and here.   There is also a pending case before the Third District relating to gay adoptio which you can read about here and here.


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