Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling is Egregious Attack on Democracy, Will Never Be Accepted

Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Texas Values has released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to force the people in all 50 states to redefine marriage, regardless of their votes to affirm that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. On the decision, Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz...

Gov. Abbott Issues Directive: State Officials Ordered To Respect Religious Freedom on Marriage Beliefs

Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a directive to state agencies and employees, ordering respect for religious freedom following the...

Pastor Protection Law in Effect As Supreme Court Considers Redefining Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue its monumental decision in the same-sex ‘marriage’ case, Obergefell v. Hodges. The decision could come as early as...

Pastors Tell Supreme Court: We Must ‘Obey God Rather than Men’

A broad coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish leaders joined by civic and business leaders from around the nation have signed an open letter to...
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Pro-life Success, Marriage and Religious Freedom Updates

May 29, 2015
Pro-Life Judicial Bypass Reform Passes, Insurance Reform Dies

An important pro-life bill supported by Texas Values Action, HB 3994 sponsored by Rep. Geanie Morrison and Sen. Charles Perry, passed the Texas Senate this week. The bill has a final procedural step in the House and then will be headed to Governor Abbott’s desk to be signed. HB 3994 gives pregnant minors and parents protections from the broken judicial bypass system that allows minors to seek permission from a judge to undergo secret abortions without any parental involvement. Current Texas Law requires both parental consent and notice before an elective abortion, but pregnant minors may get permission from a judge to undergo the abortion without any parental involvement. The abortion industry and activist pro-abortion lawyers have been abusing this judicial bypass process and exploiting parental rights. The bill would close these harmful loopholes and better protect pregnant minors. Read more.

Unfortunately, another important pro-life bill, SB 575, failed to be taken up for a vote in the Texas House this week, killing the bill. SB 575 would have brought pro-life reform to the Texas insurance market by removing automatic coverage for abortion from health insurance plans to ensure Texans’

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Protect Your Pastor and Church

Please contact your State Representative today and ask them to support and coauthor SB 2065. The bill ensures that the government may not force a pastor, a clergy member or church to perform a marriage or related ceremony that would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
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Support Preservation of State Sovereignty over Marriage Act

It’s time for the Texas Senate to take a courageous stand to defend the Texas Marriage Amendment against those seeking to redefine marriage in Texas. It is imperative that your Texas Senator sign on as a co-author to the Preservation of State Sovereignty over Marriage Act. In addition, please contact Sen. Joan Huffman, Chairwoman of the Senate State Affairs Committee, and strongly encourage her to hold a hearing on SB 673.
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Support Texas Religious Freedom Amendment

The Texas Religious Freedom Amendment (SJR 10 and HJR 125) would provide clear and specific protection in our state constitution for religious freedom. A state religious freedom constitutional amendment provides the best guarantee of lasting protection for citizens' religious liberties from an overreaching legislature, government bureaucracy, or the courts. Please contact your State Senator and State Representative and encourage them to stand for religious liberty by coauthoring SJR 10 and HJR 125.
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Urge Your Elected Officials to Publicly Stand for Marriage

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that allows lower court rulings to overturn the marriage laws in several states, including Oklahoma, it is time for the elected leaders of Texas to publicly and boldly stand for the protection of our state's marriage laws. Ask your Texas elected officials to publicly support Texas' marriage laws and renounce efforts of the Federal Judiciary and Executive Branch to redefine marriage in Texas.
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Gov. Abbott Issues Directive: State Officials Ordered To Respect Religious Freedom on Marriage Beliefs

Jun 26, 2015
Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Today, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued...

Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling is Egregious Attack on Democracy, Will Never Be Accepted

Jun 26, 2015
Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Texas Values has released the following...

TX Lt. Gov. To AG: Provide Guidance on Clerks Who Refuse Gay Marriage On Religious Grounds

Jun 26, 2015
Austin, TX, June 26, 2015 – Today, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick...

Texas Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Same-Sex Divorce Case

Jun 19, 2015
Austin, TX, June 19, 2015-Today, Jonathan Saenz, attorney and president of Texas...

Pro-Life Victory: Court Ruling Confirms Texas Values Life; Safety for Women

Jun 9, 2015
Austin, TX, June 9, 2015 – Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals...