Texas gay-marry ban ruled unconstitutional

Posted: February 27, 2014 at 5:26 a.m.

Cleopatra De Leon (from left), Nicole Dimetman, Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes hold a news conference Wednesday in San Antonio after a judge declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The gay couples had filed lawsuits over the ban. The law remains in effect pending an appeal.

A federal judge declared a same sex marriage ban in Texas unconstitutional Wednesday, but will allow the nation’s second-most-populous state to enforce the law pending an appeal that likely will go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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