On Rick Perry & Gay Marriage in Texas

Tim Murphy, writing for Mother Jones:

Gay marriage is trending up, opposition to any legal recognition has trended down. Texas probably isn’t going to go the way of Maryland and Washington anytime soon, but legal recognition of same-sex unions—which is prohibited under the 2005 constitutional amendment—is now the preference of six in ten Texans. And a majority of young Republicans now support full marriage equality, suggesting that this trend is only going to continue, even if Texas doesn’t start turning purple. Oops.

Louie Mantia sums up my argument perfectly:

The Supreme Court has no legal reason -- in Texas or any other state -- to ban gay marriage.