John M. Becker

Texas: No Marriage Ruling Today

Filed By John M. Becker | February 12, 2014 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Texas

texas-rainbow-flag.gifThere was no ruling issued from the bench today in San Antonio, Texas after oral arguments in a federal court challenge to that state's marriage discrimination amendment. The San Antonio Express-News has the story:

The hearing Wednesday morning before U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia lasted about two hours. Federal marshals had geared up in case there were clashes between supporters of gay rights and opponents, courthouse sources said.

"As we all know, no matter how I decide this, this matter is going to be appealed in time," Garcia said, adding that any of the courts who have been dealing with same-sex marriage will make their way to the Supreme Court.

Reporter Guillermo Contreras adds that Judge Garcia is expected to review today's arguments and rule on them at a later date. The judge gave no indication as to what that later date might be.

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