That’s what you get when you try to keep good people down. A bill. A BIG bill in fact. The state of texas has been ordered to pay just over $600,000 to the attorneys who helped 2 gay couples fight the state’s gay marriage ban.
A U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals awarded attorneys for Mark Pharris and husband Vic Holmes and Cleopatra DeLeon and wife Nicole Dimetman $585,470.30 in fees and $20,202.90 in other costs.
The winning law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld said they will use the money for pro bono work.
The Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, led the fight against gay marriage for years but the two couples succeded at the district court level and then had to wait while Texas appealed the decision to the 5th Circuit Court based in New Orleans.
The lesson here? Be patient, be true and stick to you guns. Oh, and also, haters never win.
Photo Credit: Eric Gay—AP