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Texas Attorney General says he will appeal federal court ruling on gay marriage ban

Published On: Feb 27 2014 08:18:28 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 27 2014 08:18:33 PM CST
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
ABILENE, Texas -

Thursday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said he's going to appeal a court decision that would lift a ban on same sex marriages in the state.

That comes one day after a federal judge in Texas ruled the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

The ruling Wednesday allowed the law to stay in place to give Abbott time to appeal the decision to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.