Thursday, December 13, 2012

US Supreme Court To Rule on Gay Marriage Ban, Could Impact Texas Constitutional Marriage Amendment

Texas, along with the majority of states in America, overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. This measure was meant to protect traditional marriage and the true institution of marriage that has been around since the days of Adam and Eve. The constitutional amendment in Texas that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman effectively bans gay marriage in Texas. The amendment was passed as a way to prevent a liberal judge from striking down a regular legislature passed marriage law. It was a certainty that the Texas constitutional marriage amendment would make its way to the United States Supreme Court and it looks like it finally has.

 

the following article is from Texas Values:

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.”

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