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Texas Supreme Court throws out pro-gay marriage benefits ruling to test 'reach' of Obergefell

The U.S. Supreme Court just summarily dismissed an Arkansas case that tested whether the equal treatment conferred upon same-sex couples by the high court's 2015 marriage decision extends to the realm of birth certificates and parenting. The Texas Supreme Court now seems committed to testing the bounds of that equal treatment in the realm of benefits, writes the Texas Tribune: The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits.
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