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  • Democratic Candidate for Texas Governor Backs Gay Marriage

    SAN ANTONIO — Wendy Davis said Thursday that she supports gay marriage and called on Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop defending the Texas Constitution’s definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

  • Eyes On GOP As Texas Holds Nation's 1st Primary

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas is holding the nation's first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next big battleground on the electoral map.

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year.

  • Houston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner in California

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony Thursday at a private residence in Palm Springs, Calif., Parker’s office announced.

  • In-Depth: Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

    A federal judge in San Antonio, Texas, ruled Wednesday that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution and demeans the dignity of gay couples “for no legitimate reason.” Judge Orlando Garcia then granted two plaintiff couples’ request for an injunction barring the state from enforcing the ban. But, like federal district court judges in Virginia and Utah, Garcia stayed his ruling pending appeal of the case to the federal appeals level.

  • Judge to Hear Challenge of Texas' Gay Marriage Ban

    Two homosexual couples challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage will take their case to federal court on Wednesday in the wake of recent legal victories in two other conservative states.

  • Organizers Welcome Community to Texas City's First Gay Pride Event

    Beaumont, TX (KBMT) -- On a beautiful day you can see American flags waving in the wind near Beaumont's Crockett Street, but on Saturday, June 21, a different kind of flag will be seen along the streets of downtown Beaumont.

  • Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

    Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

  • Texas AG Promises Appeal to Gay Marriage Ruling

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office was working on an appeal Thursday of a federal judge’s decision to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage.

  • Texas Gay Marriage Fight Pits Friend vs. Friend

    WACO, Texas (AP) _ When a U.S. judge struck down the Texas ban on same-sex marriage this week, the decision showed how one of the most divisive social issues in the country can affect personal relationships: The gay plaintiff in the case is an old friend of Texas' top lawyer, who has vowed to defend the ban all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.