I am quoted in Houston Chronicle on Texas Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

February 26th, 2014

Tony Freemantle and Brian Rogers report in the chronicle on today’s decision from San Antonio finding Texas’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution. I am quoted here:

Constitutional scholar Josh Blackman said Wednesday’s ruling would likely join the torrent of other recent courts decisions about same-sex marriage on their way to the U.S. Supreme Court for a final decision.

“The Supreme Court will have to resolve this,” said Blackman, a professor at Houston’s South Texas College of Law. “They’ll have the one from Utah, the one from Virginia, Texas, there’s a bunch of them. They’ll take them all at once.”

Blackman said politicians in Texas will likely try to get an expedited hearing in front of the appeals court at the next level, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Even if that happens, Blackman said, the decision will ultimately be decided by the nine Supreme Court justices in Washington.