A Texas court case was reopened so the court could challenge some of the effects of the Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court decision, particularly with respect to spousal benefits. (Photo: AP)

Employers and same-sex couples in Texas will be watching this case — the state’s supreme court has decided that same-sex couples aren’t necessarily entitled to the benefits that come to straight couples automatically.

The Dallas News reports that while the court conceded that same-sex marriage is legal, the “reach and ramifications” of the rights of gay couples have yet to be determined. Translated, gay couples aren’t guaranteed benefits that straight couples are.

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