Add Texas to the ever-lengthening list of states facing a marriage lawsuit. Yesterday two gay couples filed there in federal court. Via the San Antonio Express-News: The suit names as plaintiffs two same-sex couples, Mark Pharris and Vic Holmes and Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, but makes it clear the litigation is pursuing rights for a larger group of people in similar situations. The suit claims provisions of the Texas constitution and other state laws barring same-sex marriage violate protections of the U.S. constitution, such as the right to equal protection under the law.
This thing’s moving in even the reddest of red states – let’s see these bans get struck down in every state that has them.