Another win for same-sex marriage and gay rights as another homophobic, backwards, discriminatory attempt to legally keep loving couples apart bites the dust. The Texas ban on marriage equality has been ruled unconstitutional. So there.
Here's the Los Angeles Times breaking news email alert:
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia today ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas is unconstitutional because it deprives gay couples of due process and equal protection.
The ruling does not allow same-sex couples to immediately marry because the judge stayed the injunction pending any appeal.
The score: Same-sex marriage a Zillion, sad little ignorami Zero. Or something.
Two tweets came across my Twitter stream immediately after the news broke, and they must be shared. They come via two of my favorite Twitter pals, Igor Volsky and Ali Davis. Once you read them, you'll understand why I follow them:
Another Twitter buddy tweeted this:
"The Court finds same-sex couples can be just as responsible for a child's welfare as the countless heterosexual couples across the nation"
— Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) February 26, 2014
It's wonderful how so few words can speak volumes. Sometimes less is so much more. Thank you Igor, Ali, and Joe.