Tag Archives: Texas Supreme Court

Roy Moore’s Hate Group Celebrates Supreme Court’s Rejection Of Texas Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Case

The decision came near a month ago but Roy Moore and his wife were too busy defending pedophilia allegations to react. Via press release: The Foundation for Moral Law, an Alabama-based nonprofit corporation, applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a decision of the Texas Supreme Court not to extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples. After the U.S. ...

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Of Texas Supreme Court Ruling Against Public Benefits For Gay Spouses

The Austin Statesman reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that said the right to a marriage license did not entitle same-sex couples to spousal benefits under employee insurance plans. The city of Houston asked the high court overturn last June’s Texas Supreme Court decision that determined all marriage-related matters were not decided when the ...

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Houston Petitions SCOTUS To Review State Supreme Court Ruling On Benefits For Married Same-Sex Couples

The Houston Chronicle reports: The City of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner filed a petition Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that came down earlier this summer, concluding that states did not have to provide publicly funded benefits to same-sex couples, according to a news release from the city. The decision in Pidgeon v. Parker from ...

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Roy Moore’s Hate Group Cheers Texas Supreme Court Ruling That Married Gays Don’t Deserve Benefits

Via press release: The Foundation for Moral Law applauded the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in Pidgeon v. Turner, which declined to extend benefits afforded to heterosexual married couples to same-sex pairings contrary to Texas law. The legal issue in Pidgeon was whether the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges should be applied narrowly—limited to the issue of ...

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BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court Rules Married Gays Have No Inherent Right To Government Benefits

The Austin Statesman reports: A unanimous Texas Supreme Court concluded Friday that there is no inherent right to government-provided spousal benefits in same-sex marriages. The 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established the right to same-sex marriage did not decide all marriage-related matters, leaving room for state courts to explore the decision’s “reach and ramifications,” the Texas court said. Supporters ...

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TEXAS: State Supreme Court To Hear Hate Group’s Challenge To Spousal Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Via press release from the anti-LGBT hate group Texas Values: The Texas Supreme Court agreed this morning to grant full review for a case from a lower appellate court on the issue of taxpayer funded benefits for same-sex couples in the city of Houston. Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values and Jared Woodfill are the attorneys in this case representing taxpayers ...

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TEXAS: GOP Calls On State Supreme Court To Abolish Spousal Benefits For Houston’s Gay Employees

The Austin Statesman reports: Ratcheting up pressure on the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court, Gov. Greg Abbott and other leading GOP officials Friday urged the court to revive a lawsuit that seeks to abolish employee benefits the city of Houston provides to married same-sex couples. The case has become a rallying point for the state’s social conservatives, with the stakes growing ...

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Texas Supreme Court Justice: Deny Benefits To Gay Spouses Because Marriage Is For Making Babies

The opinion of this Roy Moore wannabe was in the minority but Slate warns of what it portends. Mark Joseph Stern writes: On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court refused to review a lower court ruling holding that cities may not deprive married same-sex couples the benefits it provides to opposite-sex couples. The court’s decision leaves in place a pro-equality ruling ...

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TEXAS: David Barton’s Shady Radio Co-Host Rick Green Is Running For State Supreme Court Justice

Rick Green, the co-host of debunked “historian” David Barton’s Wallbuilders show on Christian radio, is running for the Texas Supreme Court. Green has chosen to run for the seat of an incumbent justice who shares his last name, with the obvious hope that voters won’t realize which Green they are voting for. The Texas Observer reports: In any other state, ...

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker: We’ll Take This To The Voters And We’ll Win

“Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens. Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue. At the same time, we are consulting with our outside counsel on any possible ...

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TEXAS: Haters Celebrate Houston Ruling

Much praising of God is taking place.

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BREAKING: Texas Supreme Court Rules Houston Must Repeal LGBT Rights Law Or Place It To Public Vote In November

Via the Houston Chronicle: The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Houston City Council must repeal the city’s equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot. The ruling comes three months after a state district judge ruled that opponents of Houston’s contentious non-discrimination ordinance passed last year failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum. ...

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TEXAS: State Supreme Court Upholds The Divorce Of Same-Sex Couple

Via the Associated Press: The Texas Supreme Court effectively upheld the Austin divorce of a same-sex couple Friday, turning away Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and arguments that the state can’t dissolve a marriage it didn’t recognize in the first place. The court, which is entirely stocked with elected Republicans, ruled in a 5-3 decision that the state lacked standing to ...

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TEXAS: AG Asks State Supreme Court To Invalidate Travis County Marriage

Via the Austin Statesman: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday asked the Texas Supreme Court to confirm that the marriage license issued to an Austin same-sex couple a day earlier was void. As the product of a “trial court’s improper order,” Paxton argued, the marriage license was never legally valid. Paxton argued that the Supreme Court’s Thursday stay, which blocked ...

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