HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to hear a case involving same-sex marriage benefits for City of Houston employees. The Texas Supreme Court overturned a lower court's decision in June that allowed government-subsidized benefits for the spouses of gay city employees.
Two Houston residents sued the city, saying it is violating state and local laws. The City of Houston contends that state laws should yield to the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. The case will now go back to a trial court.
Isiah Carey discusses the case with FOX 26 News senior legal analyst Chris Tritico and Jared Woodfill, an attorney and conservative activist.