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Houston's Openly Lesbian Mayor Not Surprised By TX Gay Marriage Ruling

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Parker's statement Wednesday afternoon came U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia found the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Garcia put a stay on the ruling so the ban remains in place for now.

Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) said in response to Garcia's ruling that Texas would begin taking steps to appeal the decision.