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Marriage in Texas

Information on the laws for those who plan to get married or are married in Texas.

Same Sex Marriage


Same Sex Marriage in Texas

Same sex marriage became legal in Texas in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision on the case Obergefell v Hodges [PDF], which legalized same-sex marriage in every state. The marriage application process is the same for every couple in Texas. See the resources below for answers to common questions about same-sex marriage.

Same Sex Marriage & Spousal Benefits

In June 2017, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in Pidgeon v Turner that while same-sex marriage had been made legal, there is still room for state courts to explore the “reach and ramifications” of the landmark Obergefell ruling. While this case was dismissed by a Houston court in February 2019, the plaintiffs are currently appealing the trial court's decision. Below are some recent news articles discussing this case and the effects it could have on same-sex marriages in Texas in the future.

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

You can borrow the e-books below with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.