Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Published 02/26 2014 03:15PM

Updated 02/26 2014 03:16PM

A federal judge strikes down the same-sex marriage ban in Texas.

The court ruled the ban has no "rational relation to a legitimate government purpose."

The decision is the latest in a series of federal and state courts overturning laws forbidding gay marriage.

It's now legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia.

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