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The US Supreme Court Just Rejected a Texas Case About Gay Marriage Rights

The US Supreme Court Just Rejected a Texas Case About Gay Marriage Rights

The Court denied review in Turner v. Pidgeon, in which the Texas Supreme Court said the US Supreme Court hasn't necessarily said that same-sex couples should get the same benefits as opposite-sex couples.

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The case will now return to the Houston District Court, and the issue of whether the spouses of gays and lesbians must be afforded employment benefits will go through the court system on its own merits, potentially ending up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court once more. The city appealed the case, which was denied by the US Supreme Court.

The US Supreme Court Just Rejected a Texas Case About Gay Marriage Rights

Amid the litigation, Houston has continued to provide benefits to all of its married employees.

In its decision, the Texas Supreme Court noted that Obergefell requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriages just as they do opposite-sex marriages but did not hold that "states must provide the same publicly funded benefits to all married persons".

Lawyers for Houston had argued that the Texas court blatantly ignored an essential point in the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage decision - that equal treatment under the law demands equal access to all benefits of marriage regardless of the sex of your spouse.

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In 2013, while Annise Parker, an out lesbian, was mayor of Houston, she offered employee benefits to same-sex spouses, causing gay marriage opponents to sue.

Republican leaders - including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton - added their voices to the campaign, telling the nine judges that the case offered an opportunity to limit the impact of the high court's ruling on gay marriage.

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Sarah Kate Ellis, the president and CEO of GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy organization, said the court's decision not to take the case opens the door for states to chip away at the rights of LGBTQ Americans.

The nation's highest court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday. The ruling found that there's still room for state courts to explore "the reach and ramifications" of marriage-related issues that resulted from the legalization of same-sex marriage. "We're grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed our lawsuit to go forward", Saenz said. That lawsuit had been revived by the Texas Supreme Court earlier this year.

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