Yesterday, the City Council of Austin, Texas, passed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage. While the resolution is not a law, the city council’s unanimous vote to officially support marriage equality is the first in the state.

Marriage equality activists hope that the council’s decision can lead to more action in the struggle to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Despite many legal battles in 2009, the law is still in effect in Texas today.

Media Resources: KXAN 9/27/12; ThinkProgress 9/27/12

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