Yesss!!! This can’t be stopped!!
A federal judge on Wednesday declared Texas’ ban on equal marriage unconstitutional; the judge also ruled that the state’s refusal to recognize the unions of gay couples married in other states to be unconstitutional.
As the San Antonio Express News notes, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia stayed the decision pending the state’s appeal, meaning that the state ban on marriage equality remains in effect for now.
“Regulation of marriage has traditionally been the province of the states and remains so today,” Garcia wrote in the ruling. “However, any state law involving marriage or any other protected interest must comply with the United States Constitution.”
Gov. Rick Perry, if you can believe it, is upset by the decision and has vowed to appeal it:
Texans spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly voting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman…
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