A Texas federal judge ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional, The Guardian reported on Wednesday, February 26.
In his 48-page decision, U.S. district judge Orlando Garcia stated that Texas’ injunction on gay marriages is in discord with the U.S. Constitution’s mandate of due process and equal rights. The judge further stated that the ban degrades the dignity of gay couples with no legitimate basis.
On the other hand, Texas governor Rick Perry has opposed the judge’s decision, arguing that the majority of Texans decided that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.
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