Tag Archives: Travis County

Stay on Travis County marriage may continue until Supreme Court ruling

A spokesperson for the Texas Supreme Court said its stay on a same-sex marriage ban will likely be in place until a SCOTUS ruling this summer.

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BREAKING: Bill reaffirms same-sex marriage ban, would only allow state to issue marriage licenses

The Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act filed by Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, is a direct retaliation to the decision by Travis County officials to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple.

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UPDATE: Texas Supreme Court stays Travis County marriage

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a stay in the marriage between a Travis County couple following Attorney General Ken Paxton’s appeal.

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Equality Texas celebrates couple’s wedding, urges 5th Circuit to lift stay

Equality Texas has issued a statement on the marriage this morning in Travis County of Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, congratulating the couple, but noting that the Travis County Clerk issued the license only under court order, and that other … Continue reading

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UPDATE: More on same-sex couple married in Travis County

The two women who today became the first lesbian couple to receive a marriage license and be legally married in Texas exchanged their wedding vows this morning in front of the same building where they were denied a marriage license … Continue reading

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TEXAS MARRIAGE UPDATE: Equality Texas calls on DeBeauvoir to start issuing marriage licenses

A day after a Travis County probate judge issued a ruling striking down Texas’ ban on legal recognition of same-sex marriages, Equality Texas today (Wednesday, Feb. 18) is calling on Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir to begin issuing marriage licenses … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: 2nd Texas judge strikes down marriage ban

Less than a week after plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit challenging Texas’ ban on marriage equality asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the stay on U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia’s February 2013 ruling striking down the marriage … Continue reading

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Gay Travis County sheriff candidate talks about changing county’s immigration stance, diversity

John Sisson, a gay Democratic candidate for Travis County sheriff, is up against incumbent sheriff Greg Hamilton in the May 29 primary.

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CHART: The 30 gayest cities in Texas (revised)

A while back we told you how the estimated number of same-sex couples in Texas had gone way down — not because they’re all getting divorced right under AG Greg Abbott’s nose, but due to issues with 2010 Census forms. … Continue reading

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MAP: The fastest-growing gay counties in Texas

The Austin-American Statesman put together the below map for a story that ran this weekend about recently released 2010 Census data on same-sex couples. The story notes that Travis County’s percentage of same-sex couple households is the highest in the … Continue reading

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