Texas will allow open marriages between same-sex couples after a judge ruled that a law allowing them to wed violated their religious freedoms.
The decision came Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Austin.
It is a significant victory for LGBT advocates in Texas, and will have a big impact on the state’s gay community.
It could also affect other states.
The ruling comes a week after a U.K. court ruled same-gender marriage was legal.
The state’s Republican-led Legislature approved a bill earlier this year to allow same-sexual couples to marry.