- April 24, 2014
On Tuesday of this week, Judge Barbara Nellermoe ruled Texas’ constitutional amendment banning marriage equality is unconstitutional. The state court ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by two San Antonio women who were legally married in Washington, D.C., but now wish to divorce.
Judge Nellermoe referenced a federal court decision from February of this year in which U.S. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia struck down Texas’ marriage ban in De Leon v. Perry.
“In a well-reasoned opinion by Judge Orlando Garcia,” wrote Nellermoe, “the federal district court found that a state cannot do what the federal government cannot — that is, it cannot discriminate against same-sex couples.”
To learn more about the marriage equality cases in Texas and dozens of others across the country, visit ww.americansformarriageequality.org