U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider Houston fight over same-sex marriage benefits.
By refusing to hear the case, SCOTUS threw it back to the Texas Supreme Court – where we have even less allies.
The Texas Supreme Court threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized marriage benefits, and it unanimously ordered a trial court to reconsider the case.
The ruling found that there’s still room for state courts to explore “the reach and ramifications” of marriage-related issues that resulted from the legalization of same-sex marriage.
In other words, they can’t prevent us from marrying, so they are trying to make it legal to deny us the benefits of marriage, like insurance. And wedding cakes.
The latter will have it’s day this week as Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission comes to SCOTUS.
Both of these cases will resonate. Which way they fall is yet underdetermined. Pay attention as our rights are litigated by state by state.
Don’t just get mad. Vote.
Or, back to our regularly scheduled pornography