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December 17, 2013      6:56 PM

HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICANS WIN TRO AGAINST HOUSTON IN SAME SEX BENEFITS CASE

The judge in the case has set a hearing for January 6th

The Harris County GOP won the first round in what will no doubt be a protracted court battle over the city of Houston’s move to offer benefits to same-sex couples, the GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill said Tuesday evening.

Late in the day, a judge issued a temporary restraining order, which was provided to QR by Woodfill and which you can see here, that bars Mayor Annise Parker from following through on the policy change at least until a hearing can be held next month. That hearing is set for Jan 6.

Janice Evans-Davis, a spokeswoman for Mayor Parker, declined to comment for now. As of Tuesday evening, she said the city had not been notified by the court of the order.

The original suit filed by Woodfill can be found here.

By Scott Braddock

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