Truho and Stern, who have been together for 17 years, kissed, embraced and exchanged vows and rings before Wright made the marriage official, drawing good-natured laughs from the couple, Wright and bystanders. Supreme Court that legalized gay marriage nationwide in a landmark decision. Passing drivers honked their car horns, and some same-sex couples, freshly married, kissed and hugged.
When I fill out specific forms at the dentist office or the hospital I can actually check off the box that says married and not feel weird," she said. Back to Gallery plus couples in Bexar County tie the knot after
Lambda Legal. The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. Bever, Lindsey July 7, Support continues to rise while opposition continues to fall each year, driven in large part by a significant generational gap in support.
Because Texas doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, there's also no legal avenue available to pursue a divorce. Retrieved February 4, Retrieved July 17, The court has yet to issue a ruling.
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Robert Salcido, chair of Pride Center San Antonio and field organizer for Equality Texas, said the Supreme Court ruling constituted a big win but said that it is "but one victory for the gay and lesbian community" and that LGBT Texans still face discrimination on many fronts.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free. Rickhoff expects some Lone Star State clerks will refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples as acts of "civil disobedience," but that could be a boon for Bexar County.