Kennedy challenged the accuracy of that comment, noting that other countries had had interracial marriages for hundreds of years. During the legislature's regular session, House Bill by Representative Lon Burnam would have repealed the same-sex marriage prohibition;  however, the bill died in the State Affairs committee of the house of representatives.
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The appeals court also voted to strike down the ban, but on somewhat different grounds than the trial court. That case ended with a forceful ruling prohibiting states from criminalizing sexual relations between consenting adults.
December 18, Common-law marriage. Inthe Texas legislature prohibited the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Justice Anthony Kennedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested the justices could dismiss the case with no ruling at all. December 20, Archived from the original on December 2, A group named Concerned Texans, led by the Rev. Cities and counties in the United States offering a domestic partnership registry.