In a 4-3 decision, the U-S Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The court’s ruling is the latest in a string of rulings by the high court to be overturned.
In June, the court ruled that same-suspect same-gender couples cannot marry in the state.
The decision comes after a federal judge ruled last year that Texas had no legal basis for the ban.
The ruling could be a significant blow to states that have fought the issue since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2015.
States with a history of same-gendered marriage, including California and Tennessee, had argued that allowing gay couples to marry would violate the federal Defense of Love and Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of same sex marriages.
The high court ruled against those states in June.
The federal court had argued in July that it has authority to declare same- sex marriages valid in states where they were legally performed and the government has not shown a compelling interest in stopping same- gender marriage.
In the 4-to-3 ruling, the justices upheld a lower court ruling in which the U