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    Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down - ABC News
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    Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down
    AUSTIN, Texas February 26, 2014 (AP)

    A federal judge declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional on Wednesday, but will allow the nation's second-most populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that will likely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.Judge Orlando Garcia issued the preliminary injunction after two gay couples challenged a state constitutional amendment and a longstanding law. His ruling is the latest in a tangled web of lawsuits across the country expected to end up in the Supreme Court next year.[/COLOR]
    "Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution," Garcia wrote. "These Texas laws deny plaintiffs access to the institution of marriage and its numerous rights, privileges, and responsibilities for the sole reason that Plaintiffs wish to be married to a person of the same sex."Garcia said the couples are likely to win their case and the ban should be lifted, but said he would not enforce his ruling pending a ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which already is hearing two other states' cases. He also will give Texas time to appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.


    Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban - NBC News
    Federal judge strikes down Texas ban on gay marriage, postpones action pending appeal | Fox News
    Judge Calls Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional - WSJ.com
    Judge Rules Texas' Gay Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional | The Texas Tribune

    Wooooowhooooo and another one goes down
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    22 States with Equal Rights (4 pending)

    Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    Iowa - April 27, 2009
    Vermont - September 1, 2009
    New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
    FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
    New York - July 24, 2011
    Washington - December 6, 2012
    Maine - December 29, 2012
    Maryland - January 1, 2013
    FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
    California - June 28, 2013
    Delaware - July 1, 2013
    Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
    Minnesota - August 1, 2013
    New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    Utah – December 20. 2013 Currently Stayed and wiil be ruled on with OK)
    Oklahoma - Currently Stayed and wiil be ruled on with UT)
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - Janurary 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    Kentucky - Feburary 2/14/14 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages) which will lead to their ban being defeated
    Virgina - Feburary 2/14/14 (Stayed)
    Texas - Feburary 2/26/2014 (pening 10th Circuit Court of Appeals)
    Illinois - June 1, 2014 effective

    18 States Working Towards Equal Rights

    10 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
    Alaska (Suit to be filed this month)
    Idaho
    Louisiana
    Michigan (Feb 2014 Trial)
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
    South Carolina
    Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)
    West Virginia

    4 States with Court Case(s) and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
    Arizona
    Arkansas (Decesion Pending and 2016 ballot)
    Nevada
    Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trial had narrow ruling that ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.

    3 States with Legislation to Establish Equal Rights
    Colorado
    Florida
    Oregon

    thats 39 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!

    Also 3 State Attorney Generals no longer defending the constitutionality of bans, joining the case against them or reviewing their constitutionality
    Nevada
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania

    #EqualRightsAreWinning!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I was shocked to hear about this. I mean, TEXAS!
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    Oh no, Texans will be forced to get gay married
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    I was shocked to hear about this. I mean, TEXAS!
    its going to keep happening until SCOTUS fixes the illegal discrimination

    even in texas many many many people respect equal, human and civil rights
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    good job texas an unexpected step in the right direction

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    AgentJ, you've gotten all the blue states you're going to get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    AgentJ, you've gotten all the blue states you're going to get.
    now THATS funny i remember hearing that when the number was under 12 its almost doubled
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    good job texas an unexpected step in the right direction
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    God's Wrath on Unrighteousness

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[a] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

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    re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    God's Wrath on Unrighteousness

    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[a] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

    24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

    26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

    28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
    lol your personal subjective opinions about god/religion on this matter are meaningless, have no impact and just get laughed at when brought up as an argument to deny equal rights and i say that as a christian

    your post fails
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