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Same-sex marriage battle begins in Texas

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The same-sex marriage battle makes it's way into Texas Wednesday. 

Will Texas follow suit with other states who have recently brought same-sex marriage to court?
Arguments begin Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Attorneys for the two gay couples in the lawsuit are asking a U.S. District Judge to immediately lift the ban while the trial takes place. Arguments include the law unconstitutionally discriminates based on sexual orientation.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor, opposes legalizing gay marriage in the state. He has promised to defend Texas' constitutional amendment which was voted on in 2005.

Two other conservative states, Oklahoma and Utah, both have had recent rulings overturning their bans.

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