“The Texas Supreme Court’s decision this morning is a warning shot…”
June 30, 2017 by Andrew Kerr
The Texas Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that gay couples have no inherent right to government-funded spousal benefits.
The all-Republican nine-member court ruled that while the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 legalized same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, the “reach and ramifications” of the rights of gay couples are still up in the air.
The nation’s highest court legalized same-sex marriage, but did not detail what additional rights are guaranteed to such couples, according to the Texas court.
Conservative groups applauded the decision, calling it a ruling that protects traditional marriage.
Supporters of gay marriage said the Texas court got it wrong, arguing that the Supreme Court clearly stated that all marriages, traditional and same-sex, must be treated equally.
“The Texas Supreme Court’s decision this morning is a warning shot to all…
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