Federal Court Says Texas’ Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconsitutional

Filed in National by on February 26, 2014

Oh yes, I just wanted to write that headline! Remember that a court striking down Texas’ anti-sodomy laws brought us Lawrence V Texas too — invalidating the remaining anti-sodomy laws on several states’ books. From TPM:

{Judge Orlando} Garcia, a Bill Clinton appointee, wrote in his decision that Texas’ constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

“Texas’ current marriage laws deny homosexual couples the right to marry, and in doing so, demean their dignity for no legitimate reason,” he wrote. “Accordingly, the Court finds these laws are unconstitutional and hereby grants a preliminary injunction enjoining Defendants from enforcing Texas’ bans on same-sex marriage.”

The decision was issued with a stay, to let the state appeal. The GOP reaction to this? Look:

Dumbass. TPM also has the larger Twitter feed where they tried to correct this and advertise for a new social media intern.

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  1. bamboozer says:

    Interesting, expect far right rants, indignation and threats of divine intervention. Failing that, guns.

  2. Liberal Elite says:

    “…and advertise for a new social media intern.”

    Did someone get fired? Or did the idiot finally figure out that he’s too stupid to tweet.

  3. Classiccom says:

    Smokescreen for a broke back economy?