Marriage Equality Comes to Texas (June 26, 2015)

DALLAS – Today the Supreme Court once and for all affirmed same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. States may not ban same-sex marriage and states must recognize marriages performed legally in other states.

Dallas County Clerk John Warren made headlines weeks ago by saying he’ll issue marriage licenses immediately upon today’s decision, while Republican clerks in other Texas counties said they’d wait until an undetermined time for state-issued forms.

“While dozens of states recognize marriage equality, Texas has gone out of its way to make our gay and lesbian neighbors second-class citizens – that ends today,” said Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Darlene Ewing. “Let Republican elected officials dig their heels in and show voters which century they want to live in. We choose progress and equality,” she said.

Dallas County Democrats will join LGBTQ and ally groups in solidarity tonight for rallies at the Cathedral of Hope and the Legacy of Love monument in Oak Lawn.