It feels like the side of goodness, fairness, joy and equality is finally forcing the Religious Right to play our complex game of three-dimensional whack-a-mole. Every time they run off toward another state where equality is advancing, boom, another lawsuit is filed where they least expect it. It’s Texas’s turn:
Two same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday aiming to strike down Texas’s constitutional prohibition on marriage equality, seeking an injunction to stop state officials from enforcing the ban, reports the San Antonio Express-News.
While the suit seeks to establish the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in Texas, it specifically names Marc Pharris and Vic Holmes and and Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman as the plaintiffs challenging the law. De Leon and Dimetman married in Massachusetts in 2009, but the state of Texas does not recognize their marriage, even though the federal government does after this summer’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a key section of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.