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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 22:04

Attorney Neel Lane Asked The 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals To Repeal The Ban On Marriage Equality In Texas

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Neel Lane


The lawyer representing two LGBT couples in the challenge which opposes the ban on equal marriage in Texas, has just filed a brief in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking to respect the decision of a federal judge who repealed the ban in February.

"Texas is a 'Jim Crow state' for gays and lesbians, with laws that are aimed directly at gays and lesbians to deprive them of their rights," attorney Neel Lane said. "We want to stop that."

He hoped that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will respect the judge Garcia's decision that had ruled the equal marriage ban unconstitutional.

"The 5th Circuit is a conservative court, but it is one that follows the law. After Windsor and the Supreme Court's decision, it is very clear that our clients have the right to be married, Lane said.

He also thinks that the final decision on marriage equality will be taken by the Supreme Court even though the Court of Appeals should give its verdict in the case of Texas this fall.

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