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Gay rights battles comes to Texas

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The gay rights fight comes to Texas despite a ban on same sex marriages in the lone star state.

Two lawsuits have been filed that could overturn the ban on same-sex marriage next year here in Texas.

A federal court in San Antonio will hear arguments next month from attorneys representing two couples who want to live as lawfully wedded.

The Texas Supreme Court is considering two where former couples who want their out-of-state marriages legally dissolved.

They are challenging a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages approved by 1.7 million Texas voters in 2005. Conservative activists in Texas are fighting same-sex marriage by declaring it a violation of state's rights and religious freedom.

Attorney General Greg Abbott has promised to defend the Texas law, but the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have the final say.