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Same Sex Marriage Challenge Filed



By Bill O'Neil

A new challenge against the state's ban on same sex marriage has been filed in federal court in San Antonio.

Two same sex couples are behind the lawsuit, claiming the ban violates their rights--and prevents them from enjoying the legal benefits marriage has to offer. 

This is the second such recent chalelnge to the ban--a separate suit filed by a couple married outside of the state is asking the Texas Supreme Court to allow them to divorce in the Lone Star State. 

Same sex marriage opponents call the case frivilous. In a statement, Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz said the state's law is clear--and he expects it will be held up with an "exclamation point."   

A judge could hear arguments in the newly filed suit as soon as January.  

 

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