At least that is what I learned when I moved from Texas to Oklahoma. Now it is even more true! A federal judge in San Antonio today struck down the ban on marriage equality, ruling "rational relation to a legitimate government purpose."
"One of the court's main responsibilities is to ensure that individuals are treated equally under the law. Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration it is a constitutional mandate," said Garcia.
"Supreme Court precedent prohibits states from passing legislation born out of animosity against homosexuals, has extended constitutional protection to the moral and sexual choices of homosexuals, and prohibits the federal government from treating state-sanctioned opposite-sex marriages and same-sex marriages differently," he said.
Enforcement of the decision is stayed on appeal so no one can get married yet and it is expected it will be appealed next to federal court in New Orleans.
With the win on trans marriages recently and this, things are looking on up and up for GLBT people in the state. Though we still don't have employment discrimination legislation.