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Top Stories: Texas Supreme Court Takes On Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Case

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Doorways to the Texas Supreme Court chamber in Austin.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Though same-sex marriage has been legal in the U-S for the last two years, it’s raised other legal questions. The Texas Supreme Court this morning will hear oral arguments in a case out of Houston.

At issue is whether the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling extends government employee benefits to married same-sex couples.

The Texas Supreme Court initially declined to hear the case, but reversed course after receiving numerous letters and facing pressure from top Texas Republicans.

Other stories this morning:

  • John Rodakis had heard about dangerous chemicals once common in kids’ pajamas, so as a precaution, wanted cotton ones for his kids. But they’re notoriously difficult to find.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.