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Texas legislators celebrated the 10th birthday of their same-sex marriage ban with cake

In the Wednesday issue of the Austin American-Statesman, Texas legislators were pictured cutting a cake to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

Addie Broyles, the newspaper's food writer, tweeted out the image:

The cake reads, "10th Anniversary of 2005 Marriage Act."

Last February, a federal judge struck down Texas' same-sex marriage ban. The decision is currently on hold after it was appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments for the case on January 9.

The US Supreme Court will take up same-sex marriage cases from four other states later this year. The court is widely expected to rule that all states' same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, on the grounds that they violate people's due process and equal protection rights.

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