Marriage is clearly defined and followed by forbidden acts such as issuing a marriage license to a same sex couple. Retrieved February 28, The proposition was criticized for its poorly worded language on the ballot. Attorney general did not have standing to intervene in case, court declares". On November 16,the El Paso City Council voted against rescinding the public referendum prohibiting domestic partnerships in the city. County or city does not offer domestic partner benefits.
District Court,  which ruled in their favor on February 26, while staying enforcement of its ruling pending appeal.
Texas Supreme Court rules gay couples not guaranteed spousal benefits
On November 2,the proposition passed, with a margin of 55 percent in favor to 45 percent against. Opposition from Texans between the ages of 18 and 29 dropped 12 points in the same period, from 28 to 16 percent. According to the Texas Department of State Health Servicesapproximately 2, same-sex couples married in Texas in the first three months after the U. In Februaryit found that 59 percent of them did so while only 37 percent of the general population had the same opinion. Ina same-sex couple that had married in Massachusetts filed for divorce in Dallas, but before the district court could grant the divorce the Texas Attorney General intervened and challenged the court's jurisdiction to do so. However, the language contained within the laws is currently being challenged on several fronts. May, Question 24, page 7" PDF.
LGBT rights groups have said they intended to appeal all the way to the U. Retrieved June 24, Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. On February 18,a same-sex couple, married in Washington D. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States.