Two bits of Texas news for those doing the two-step.
A Texas judge has declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and is granting two Dallas men the state's first same-sex divorce. The lawyers for the case say they're "ecstatic," not something you'd usually here in a divorce case.
Dallas state district judge Tena Callahan ruled that two men married in Massachusetts could be divorced in Texas, a state with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Callahan declared that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violated equal protection under the law.
Of course, the University of North Texas' student government turned down a request to allow same-sex couples to run for positions on the Homecoming Court. Five members voted to allow them, ten against, and eight abstained. Nothing says "coward" quite like "abstain."
The bill generated considerable controversy among students, parents and alumni.
After the bill was introduced last week, the SGA office received numerous phone calls and e-mails from people threatening to withdraw their support and their students, SGA president Dakota Carter said.
Carter and student senate speaker Drew Robertson reminded the senators several times to speak civilly.