Marriage Equality USA

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Current Status

  • 1 case in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 4 cases in the 5th Federal District, 2 cases in the Texas Supreme Court, and 1 case in the state Appeals Court.


  • Texas is home of the historic legal case Lawrence v. Texasin which the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the sodomy law in Texas and, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in thirteen other states, making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory. 
  • Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships from 2005 until 26 June 2015, per Proposition 2.