Tomorrow, Nov. 5, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a case with the definition of marriage at center stage. The court will hear arguments in Austin on two same-sex divorce cases that have been appealed to the state’s highest court. The Texas Supreme Court will decide on whether the Texas Constitution, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, forbids Texas courts from granting a same-sex divorce for couples that are married in another state that recognizes same-sex marriage. The Austin Court of Appeals upheld one same-sex divorce, and the Dallas Court of Appeals held that the Texas Constitution prevents Texas courts from granting a same sex-divorce.
The Texas Constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman, as approved by 76% of Texas voters at the ballot in 2005, and we stand with the overwhelming majority of Texans that support the true definition of marriage. We also support the right of the Attorney General’s office to intervene and enforce the Texas Constitution on these issues.
Texas Values president and attorney Jonathan Saenz has been involved in both the legal and public policy efforts on this issue, and will be attending the arguments tomorrow to keep a close watch on this important case. Please be in prayer for everyone involved at the Texas Supreme Court tomorrow, and specifically pray that the court upholds our constitution’s definition of marriage that does not allow for same-sex divorce.