In heart of Texas, support grows for same-sex marriage

www.usatoday.com Published: June 4, 2014
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This place got its name because the main road was straight as a gun barrel. Today, it's at the center of a fight over gay marriage, according to USA TODAY.



That's because weekenders Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, who bought an A-frame house overlooking scenic Cedar Creek Lake four years ago, have become minor celebrities as the men challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Their battle, joined by two women whose Massachusetts marriage the Lone Star State refuses to recognize, is as unlikely as it is uphill. They've already won the first round in federal court in San Antonio, where District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the state's marriage laws against gay couples "demean their dignity for no legitimate reason."

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