Judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban as unconstitutional

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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 2:47 PM

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Texas ban on gay marriage, ruling that it violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio put the ruling on hold, pending appeal.

(Reporting by Dan Levine in San Francisco; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)