Texas High Court Blocks Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against government benefits for gay married couples.

The decision overturns a lower court decision and sets the stage for a new trial in the Lone Star State.

Conservatives are hoping the case will help chip away at the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell v Hodges decision that legalized gay marriage. Their chief argument in the Texas case: states should decide on the issue of spousal benefits because Obergefell didn’t declare them to be a fundamental right of marriage.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Jared Woodfill called the decision a victory for states’ rights and religious liberty…. read more

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