News from within the borders of Austin in Texas and the fight for equality there. Austin, the state capital and home to the main University of Texas campus, has a reputation for progressive politics evident in previous actions by the council. It has banned antigay discrimination by businesses operating in the city and offered domestic-partner benefits to municipal employees. LGBT rights group Equality Texas had asked the council to take a stand on marriage equality. Because of the large conservative political presence in Texas, advances for LGBT rights can be difficult to achieve.
Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce

Texas Supreme Court to Consider Gay Divorce

The state's highest court is also expected to examine whether Texas's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.

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