Texas couples file federal suit to overturn ban on gay marriage

Texas couples file federal suit to overturn ban on gay marriage


11/26/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Texas – Two Texas couples have filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage. As reported by Reuters, the suit was filed on behalf of couples Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman and Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss in their quest to overturn an eight-year-old constitutional amendment in Texas barring marriage between same-sex couples.

San Antonio attorney Daniel McNeel Lane, who is lead counsel for both couples, is quoted by Reuters as stating, “Just as the judicial branch protected the fundamental right to marry and established that discriminatory laws could not prevent mixed-race couples from exercising that right, the courts again must step in to protect the marriage right.”

As noted in the report, arguments in the case could be heard as early as January in federal court in San Antonio.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Texas Legal News

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