The state of Texas has banned gay marriage, citing a lack of information about the benefits of marrying gay people.
But gay couples in the state have been able to marry legally in Texas for several years.
In 2015, the Texas Supreme Court issued an injunction to the state’s Attorney General that allowed gay couples to marry, but the state then repealed the order after the Supreme Court ruled the measure unconstitutional.
But last month, the state of Louisiana overturned the injunction, and last week a new state law was approved by the legislature that allows same-sex couples to wed.
It will go into effect in the coming days.
The Supreme Court also overturned a Texas law that had barred same-day marriages, and the federal government has also been pushing for the state to allow same-night marriage ceremonies, as well as to expand same-gender marriage to include gay couples.
In April, the Supreme Courts struck down the ban on same-year marriages and the ban that prohibited same-date marriages.
Gay marriage is legal in a handful of states, including Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.
But it is illegal in Texas.
The American Civil Liberties Union said last week that it was “extremely disappointed” by the Supreme court decision, but it did not say whether it would file a lawsuit against Texas.
The group also noted that the state constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and it said it would review the decision in light of the high court’s decision.