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What Does the Court Ruling Against Texas’ Same-Sex Marriage Ban Mean for the State?

A federal judge in San Antonio Wednesday struck down the same sex marriage ban here in Texas. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his ruling while the state of Texas appeals. We discuss the […]

A federal judge in San Antonio Wednesday struck down the same sex marriage ban here in Texas. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his ruling while the state of Texas appeals.

We discuss the legal ramifications of Wednesday’s ruling, other similar cases that may follow, and what it all means for the ongoing legal battle over same sex marriage with Josh Blackman of South Texas College of Law.

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