Davis ‘Pleased’ Texas Judge Ruled Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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February 26, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D), the likely Democratic nominee for governor, is pleased with a federal judge’s ruling that declared the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

“She is pleased with the ruling because she believes that all Texans who love one another and are committed to spending their lives together should be allowed to marry,” press secretary Rebecca Acuña said in a statement to TPM on Wednesday afternoon.

The response came shortly after U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ordered a stay along with the ruling on the ban.

In his decision, Garcia wrote that the state’s constitutional ban violates equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Read the ruling here.

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