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Marriage equality (maybe) in Texas

So this happened: Travis judge rules gay-marriage ban unconstitutional. This just happened, so we don’t know quite how things will shake out. Our County Clerk has said previously that she wants to issue marriage certificates.

This particular case was in probate court because it involves a will. The couple were together 8 years, long enough to qualify as a common law marriage. One partner died before her will could have been legally filed and unfortunately her family is fighting her partner inheriting. I’m keeping an eye on the news to see what’s going on. Sorry this is so short.