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A federal judge in San Antonio declared Texas' ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Wednesday.
But U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia issued a stay along with the ruling, so the ban remains in place for the time being. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), who is running for governor against state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is expected to appeal the decision.
A former press secretary for President George W. Bush joined the chorus of conservatives calling for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to veto a bill that would allow businesses in her state to deny service to LGBT individuals.
Jack Burkman, the lobbyist who claims to have congressional sponsors for a bill banning gay players from the National Football League, attracted a lot of negative attention Tuesday for his efforts -- most notably from openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.