While the Texas Supreme Court continues to delay ruling on two same-sex divorces, Judge Barbara Nellermoe in San Antonio ruled today that the marriage law is unconstitutional and she can proceed hearing a couple’s divorce and custody.
Those opposing the San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance have finally called it quits. After the ordinance passed last September, opponents tried to force a repeal election. To do so they had 40 days to collect signatures from 10 percent of the city’s voters.
At a candidate screening by the San Antonio Express News for state Senate District 25, two candidates, Elisa Chan and incumbent Sen. Donna Campbell, made their anti-gay views apparent. The third was noncommittal, according to Texas Freedom Network.
A lawsuit filed Monday challenges Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage, claiming the Texas constitution violates protections of the United States constitution, such as the right to equal protection of the law.
The fight over a nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio has lost the Republican Party one of its members. Bexar County Court-at-Law No. 11 Judge Carlo Key switched his party affiliation to the Democratic Party saying he didn’t leave the Republican Party but it left him.
Attorney General Greg Abbott told a San Antonio radio station he plans to file a federal lawsuit against the newly passed San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance. Abbott announced last month he is running for governor.