Texas judge upholds the unconstitutionality of state's marriage equality ban

A federal judge ruled Texas' ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional this past February and stayed his ruling pending an appeal. Now a state judge has issued the same ruling. It permits a San Antonio couple to move forward with their divorce and child custody case. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is appealing the February ruling.

In a move that follows suit with a federal ruling issued in February, a state district judge has deemed Texas' restrictions on same-sex marriage unconstitutional - paving the way for a San Antonio couple's divorce proceedings and subsequent child custody battle to continue.

The Houston Chronicle has more.

 

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.