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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Speaks Out On Gay Marriage Ban

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(KCEN) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is standing by his word that he will appeal a judges decision ruling that gay marriage is unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, the San Antonio federal judge said the ban has "No rational relation to a legitimate government purpose."

That decision is the latest in a series of Federal and State courts overturning laws forbidding same-sex marriage.

Abbott says his office will fight back.

"We will just continue the effort of defending the Texas Constitution, and I believe if the Supreme Court or lower courts apply well established Supreme Court principal the Texas Constitution will be upheld," Abbott says.

Same sex marriages are now legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia.

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