Supreme Court rejects Texas case on same-sex marriage benefits. Here’s what people are saying 


The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Texas case on gay-marriage benefits Monday, allowing a previous ruling, saying the right to a marriage license did not entitle same-sex couples to spousal benefits under employee insurance plans, to stand. The decision was reached by the Texas Supreme Court last June. 

READ: Supreme Court rejects Texas case on gay-marriage benefits

The news drew a strong reaction from our readers. 

Many expressed their frustration with the differences between benefits protected for same-sex versus opposite-sex couples:










Others took issue with the possible implications of the ruling: 





Several readers focused on the issue of employee benefit dependence, as opposed to same-sex marriage rights:



The federal court’s decision was issued without comment.

Lawyers from Houston, where the original case was based, have argued “that the Texas ruling was wrong, short-sighted and invited endless rounds of litigation from opponents determined to limit the impact of legalized same-sex marriage,” the American-Statesman’s Chuck Lindell reports.

READ: Texas Supreme Court: No inherent right to gay marriage benefits


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