Texas Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 6:54 PM EST) -- A federal court in Texas on Wednesday found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but left the prohibition in effect until an appellate court has a chance to decide the case.

U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia granted a motion for preliminary injunction lodged by two couples — Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, who were married in Massachusetts, and Vic Holmes and Mark Phariss, who want to marry — challenging a provision in the Texas Constitution that defines marriage as between one man and one...
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Case Title

DeLeon et al v. Perry et al


Case Number

5:13-cv-00982

Court

Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Orlando L. Garcia

Date Filed

October 28, 2013

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