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December 4, 2017      9:49 AM

Supreme Court rejects Texas case on gay-marriage benefits

Justices let stand a ruling that said the right to a marriage license did not entitle same-sex couples to spousal benefits under employee insurance plans

Via reporter Chuck Lindell at the Austin-American Statesman

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that said the right to a marriage license did not entitle same-sex couples to spousal benefits under employee insurance plans.

The city of Houston asked the high court overturn last June’s Texas Supreme Court decision that determined all marriage-related matters were not decided when the U.S. Supreme Court found a right to same-sex marriage.

The federal court’s decision, issued without comment, allows the Texas court’s ruling to stand.

Lawyers for Houston argued that the Texas court’s ruling was wrong and short-sighted.

Chuck's full story is here.

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