You’re a gay man who lives in Dallas, Texas. You wake up next to your partner, turn on the news, and find out that you guys may be able to make it official. Marriage? Yes. Far fetched? Maybe not. Even though Texas is considered one of the most conservative states in the United States of America, federal judges are ruling against the “main beliefs” of the state. According to the article “Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban”, by Molly Hennessy-Fiske, published on February 26, 2014, there may be a change for equality for same-sex couples.
According to the article, the universal agreement amongst other judges who believe that marriage of gay men & lesbians should be welcomed as much as heterosexual’s, U.S District Judge Orlando L. Garcia, agreed but left his on pending an appeal. This doesn’t necessarily mean that same sex marriage in Texas would undergo immediately, well not at the moment at least. As stated in the article, Garcia chased after the sound judgment of the other federal judges in five other states, in which their rulings had repudiated laws that controverted marriage between gay men & lesbians. All the entirety verdicts followed the Supreme Court’s outcome last year to annihilate a leading category of the defense of Marriage Act, in which same-sex marriage was banned. The outcome of these rulings suddenly carried the likelihood of same sex marriage to some of the more conservative places in the United States: Utah, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia.
In the article, Texas, United States second-most-populated state has become a new & unforeseen battleground. The state has continuously denied the acceptance of gay marriage & banned it more than 3 times between the late 20th century & recently in the 21st century. The latest banned on gay marriage had appeared in 2005 due to 76 percent voters dismissing the notion. According to Hennessy-Fiske, gay marriage in Texas lags behind the approval level...