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Texas Constitution May Prevent Same-Sex Marriages in the Future Despite Landmark Federal Law

It’s not the only state with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, but the Respect for Marriage Act, which gained bipartisan support, means every state will have to treat marriage equally, regardless of what the Supreme Court decides.

TEXAS – President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act Tuesday, but the Texas constitution still only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman.

If the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns the 2015 decision that granted same-sex couples the right to marry, even with the new law, new same-sex couples may have to go out of state to be married in the future, and existing same-sex couples may not be recognized, meaning they could be forced to go out of state and get married again.


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