December 18, 2013 | by Staff reports
Texas judge blocks gay partner benefits
Annise Parker, Houston, Texas, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, gay news, Washington Blade, marriage equality, gay marriage, marriage equality

Houston Mayor Annise Parker (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

HOUSTON—A Harris County (Texas) judge on Dec. 18 issued a temporary injunction against Texas’ largest city from extending benefits to same-sex spouses of municipal employees.

Lone Star Q reported State District Judge Lisa Millard’s ruling is in response to a lawsuit that Harris County GOP Chair Jared Woodfill filed on behalf of two men who challenged Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s decision to extend benefits to same-sex partners of city employees who legally married in other jurisdictions. A hearing on the issue is scheduled to take place on Jan. 6.

“The city will seek its immediate reversal,” Parker’s spokesperson, Janice Evans-Davis, told Lone Star Q upon learning of Millard’s ruling.

1 Comment
  • John-Manuel Andriote

    You've got to wonder what goes through the feeble minds of people, like this judge, who must somewhere in their Grinch-like heart know they are not only on the wrong side of history, but are in fact being steamrolled by it. Put another way, they are little more than very minor speed bumps on the road of human evolution.

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