Court: Texas owes $600,000 in legal fees for losing gay-marriage case


The state of Texas must pay more than $600,000 in fees to lawyers for two same-sex couples who successfully challenged the state’s ban on gay marriage, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that the charge — $585,470 in attorney fees and $20,203 in other costs — was excessive.

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