Gay marriage fight pits Abbott against gay friend
Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes
File - In the Feb. 12, 2014 file photo, Victor Holmes, left, and partner Mark Phariss, right, arrive at the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in San Antonio, where a federal judge is expected to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage. Republican attorneys general across the U.S. are fighting court rebukes of same-sex marriage bans in their states. But Texas' Greg Abbott is doing so against extraordinary personal ties: Phariss, one of the gay men challenging the law here is an old friend. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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