Indeed, Houston allowed same-sex employees to get the same benefits as straight employees. As a result, the opposition filed an appeal with the court. The case went as far as the Supreme Court of Texas which was afraid of this opposition which opposes to the recognisation of same-sex marriages.
The court held that same-sex married couples cannot have the same rights as the others.
It is important to know that the judges of the Supreme Court of Texas are not appointed but elected. At first, they refused to hear the case, but after receiving threats from the anti-LGBTQ conservatives, they changed their minds.
"The freedom to marry is settled law," Kasey Suffredini, Freedom for All Americans' acting CEO, said in a statement.
"The actions the Texas Supreme Court took today directly challenge our nation’s highest legal authority, and they’re part of a broader effort we’re seeing to challenge the rights and dignity of LGBT people in the Lone Star State. Earlier this week, we saw the U.S. Supreme Court rebuke an Arkansas court that was attempting to ignore the settled law and blatantly allow for discrimination against legally married same-sex couples and their children. It’s disheartening – but sadly, not unbelievable – that just days later, we’re seeing a Texas court attempt a similarly grotesque action."