The War on Marriage Equality Begins in Texas
After first refusing an appeal, the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to take on a case that appears designed to chip away at marriage equality in Texas. Last year the Texas Supreme Court refused to hear a case in which a lower court affirmed that, under the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling of 2015, cities cannot deny same-gender couples the employee benefits given to opposite-sex couples.
The case, known as Pidgeon v. Turner, is a complicated one but important one. Watch a summary video of the case here.Tags: marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Texas