High Court To Rule on Marriage, Could Impact Texas Constitution
Austin, Texas, Dec. 7, 2012 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will rule on whether or not voters have a right to define marriage as one man, one woman. The case out of California involves Proposition 8, a measure supported by a majority of voters to define marriage as between one man and one woman. If the Court strikes down the right of the people to define marriage as one man, one woman, it would affect every state’s right to approve such a definition, one which is currently found in the Texas Constitution.
Texas Values President and Attorney Jonathan Saenz released the following statement:
“The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity to put this issue to rest once and for all, and that’s what we expect them to do, in favor of traditional marriage. The definition of marriage is between one man and one woman. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution is there a prohibition against the people defining marriage as between a man and a woman. If the Court strikes down the only definition of marriage, it will be the most obvious and egregious example of judicial activism that we have ever seen since Roe v. Wade.”