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Texas House Committee Passes Bill Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

The measure passed by Texas lawmakers in the House State Affairs Committee would ban state and local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. (Daniel Mayer/Wikimedia Commons)
The measure passed by Texas lawmakers in the House State Affairs Committee would ban state and local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. (Daniel Mayer/Wikimedia Commons)

The Texas House State Affairs Committee has passed a bill that would ban state and local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

The vote comes despite a U.S. Supreme Court hearing taking place next week to rule on whether gay marriage bans are constitutional.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Bobby Blanchard, a reporter for The Texas Tribune, about the committee vote.

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