This week, at Texas Values’ office in Austin, a diverse group of state leaders held a press conference to show their support for Texas’ effort to defend our marriage laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Texas Values led the coordination effort that saw numerous legal briefs filed with the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Texas marriage laws this week. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed the state’s appellate brief last week in support of Texas marriage laws. Read more.
Earlier this year, a federal court judge, Orlando Garcia, struck down the Texas Constitution’s provision that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and forced Texas to legally approve “gay marriage” but Judge Garcia immediately “stayed” his own decision. Texas immediately sought an appeal of the decision. The Texas Constitution’s definition of marriage was approved by 1.7 million Texans (76% of the voters at the polls) in 2005, after the language passed the Texas House and Senate by a bipartisan 2/3rd’s majority earlier in the same year. In stark contrast, recently, LGBT supporters were ... Read more