Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage leave Texas’ ban on gay marriage intact, but legal analysts and others said the rulings could dramatically reshape the fight for same-sex rights.
“There is significant change in the way the court is reasoning about gay people,” said Cary Franklin, an assistant professor with the University of Texas School of Law and a constitutional law expert. “It’s saying that treating gay people and straight people differently is constitutionally suspect in a way that I think over time will raise questions in the way that Texas regulates same-sex couples.”
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