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TEX. ATT. GEN. ABBOTT: DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS VIOLATE TEX. CONSTITUTION -- 4.29.13

4.29.13 -- Texas Values

“Texas Att. Gen. Greg Abbott Says Domestic Partnerships Violate Texas Constitution”  

For Immediate Release                                                                

Contacts: Jonathan Saenz, Cell: 512-879-7995, Office: 512-478-2220, jsaenz@txvalues.org

 

Texas A.G.: Domestic Partnerships Violate Texas Constitution

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Austin, TX, April 29, 2012 - Today, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his office released an official attorney general opinion concluding that the Texas Constitution “’prohibits political subdivisions from creating a legal status of domestic partnership and recognizing that status  by offering public benefits based upon it.”  The opinion makes it clear that a “political subdivision” does include “cities, counties and school districts.”

 

Currently, El Paso County, Travis County, City of Fort Worth, City of Austin, City of San Antonio City of El Paso, and Pflugerville Independent School District give legal recognition to domestic partnerships and/or same-sex couples, in violation of the Texas Constitution. Austin Independent School District is attempting to be the second school district in Texas to give legal recognition to domestic partnerships.

 

“General Abbott’s opinion now makes it clear, Pflugerville ISD and other local governmental entities in Texas are in clear violation of the Texas Constitution. Pflugerville ISD and Austin ISD are teaching their students a terrible lesson about the importance of following the law if these rogue school districts don’t immediately end their unconstitutional policy. This issue just highlights the need for accountability and enforcement of the Texas Constitution, as addressed by HB 1568,” said Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values.

 

HB 1568, by Rep. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) is on the move in the Texas House and provides for specific accountability and enforcement measures against school districts that violate the Texas Constitution, like Pflugerville I.S.D. and Austin I.S.D.

 

Read the full AG opinion here.

 

Texas Values stands for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. More information is available at www.txvalues.org.

 

Texas Values

900 Congress, Suite 220

Austin, Texas 78701

(512) 478-2220

 

 

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Comment by Frank Chance Chenoweth on April 30, 2013 at 10:42am

Hey! TC!  There's someone who loves your TEX AG up here in IL.!

  --Frank Nitty

Comment by Frank Chance Chenoweth on April 30, 2013 at 8:11am

God bless Attorney General Abbott!  I am so tired of all these media folks sticking up for gay and lesbian marriage, etc.  Disgusting.  Now all the sports reporters are getting tingles up their legs Chris Mathews-style because of the gay basketball player coming out (who isn't a very good player and is a free agent that might not be signed again by any team)!                  --Frank Nitty

 

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Comment by Jimmy Hight on April 30, 2013 at 7:21am

When we finally get all our Laws enforced we may start some sanity back in this country.  I see a crack in Obama's shield and it may come to light in the next couple of Months.....

Comment by Joan P. Billman on April 29, 2013 at 9:16pm

Thank you, Texas.  Stand strong and remain a leader for the rest of the States.

 Daughters, you made a wise choice to live in Texas.  Maybe your Dad and I will join you.

Comment by Donald L. Buchanan on April 29, 2013 at 9:10pm

Way to go Mr Abbott.  Finally someone with enough courage to stand up to the perverts.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Comment by Ranchman on April 29, 2013 at 8:15pm

Ya gotta love it wherever you're from! Looks like American values get rekindled starting in Texas, maybe that's where I should move!

Comment by Norman Zink on April 29, 2013 at 8:05pm

I wannabea Texan!

Comment by Lawrence Brown on April 29, 2013 at 7:54pm

More states need to step up and do same thing. God Bless Texas

Comment by Edward M. Plitt on April 29, 2013 at 7:39pm

As a native Texan, I love it.

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