Austin, TX February 19, 2015 – The Texas Supreme Court has issued a stay on the same-sex ‘marriage’ license that was issued this morning by the Travis County Clerk’s office and also stayed a ruling from earlier this week that attempted to strike down Texas marriage laws.
Texas Values President and Attorney, Jonathan Saenz, issued the following statement in response:
“The swift stay by the Texas Supreme Court makes it clear that this same-sex marriage license is illegal and invalid and has no force of law. These rogue actions by Travis County judges are exactly why state legislators are working on laws to hold government officials accountable when they violate our Texas marriage laws. Attorney General Paxton’s leadership and vigorous defense of our marriage laws is fundamental for Texans.”
Texas Values continues to be the leading voice and force in protecting marriage between one man and one woman in Texas. Texas Values was at the oral argument on Texas’ marriage case at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month.