On February 1, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Murphy’s Law, the case that resulted in the creation of the Lone Star State’s version of the U., a law that allowed businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
In other words, it allowed a small number of business owners to refuse to serve same-sex couples because of their sexual orientation.
That was the first time in U. S. history that the courts had explicitly recognized that the law applies to same-gender couples.
Since then, the Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed the constitutionality of this landmark law.
One of those rulings, in 2013, overturned a decision from the state of Texas that had struck down a similar measure.
Today, on February 4, the federal appeals court for the Fifth Circuit affirmed Murphy’s ruling, and also affirmed the law’s constitutionality.
This is a critical case for LGBT people in the United States, said David Stacy, associate director of the Liberty Counsel’s Liberty and Religious Freedom Program.
This is a decision that we should all be very proud of, that it was overturned by the Supreme.
And the court also affirmed a federal law that has the ability to be enforced against LGBT people.
The decision could mean that, one day, we will not have to worry about discrimination in any venue or anywhere, Stacy said.
“We have the opportunity now to be able to live out our Christian beliefs and beliefs of liberty and religious freedom,” he added.
In his opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the Texas law “violates both the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment,” as well as “the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
He went on to say that it is also “likely to chill free speech.”
While the Supreme’s decision is a major victory for LGBT rights, there is still much work to be done in the courts, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling is not a victory for gay and transgender Texans.
It is a victory not only for LGBT Texans but also for all Texans who are not on the same page as the Supreme Courts interpretation of the law,” said Alex Castellanos, legal director of Equality Texas, in a statement.
“In short, the court’s ruling does not mean that Texans will soon have equal access to the court or equal access under the law, but it does mean that they will have equal rights under the state constitution.”
In its ruling, the Fifth and Ninth Circuits wrote that a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case could result in a “massive increase” in lawsuits filed by same- gender couples challenging the law.
“If this court enjoins the Texas Supreme Court from issuing an injunction against the state’s law, it will create a cascade of future lawsuits that will make it nearly impossible for the court to hold the state accountable for this law,” the Fifth & Ninth wrote.
“Thus, the decision to stay the injunction would create a massive increase in litigation that will be difficult to litigate at the state level.”
This ruling also makes clear that “there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for this problem,” said James Esseks, a professor of law at Harvard Law School who was not involved in the case.
“It is not possible to conclude that the Supreme will change its mind in the coming months.
However, it is possible to assume that the court will not enjoin the law in the future.””
This is one of the most important decisions the court has ever made in its history,” Essekes continued.
“There is no question that this case is one the court should have taken very seriously and one that should have been challenged in the court.
But the decision today does not change that.”
The case stems from the U, which was first proposed by the Texas Legislature in 2013.
It requires state agencies to issue public statements to the public stating that the state does not recognize same- sex marriage, and that it does not consider homosexuality to be a mental illness.
It also requires any businesses to honor requests for same- and opposite-sex marriage licenses.
The Texas law is the only one of its kind in the country, and has been the subject of several lawsuits in Texas.
Last year, a federal judge struck down the law as unconstitutional.
The Fifth Circuit upheld the lower court ruling in 2016, but the Fifth also upheld the law on the merits.
But that decision was upheld on appeal.
“Today’s decision means that, for the first year in U of T history, gay and lesbian people will have the right to marry,” said Stacy.
“That’s a major win for LGBT Americans and the state that enacted this law.”