Wendy Davis Calls on Texas Attorney General to Stop Defending State’s Ban on Marriage Equality
February 13, 2014 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Today, Sen. Wendy Davis called on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to end the state’s defense of the same-sex marriage ban.
Currently, the state’s constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
“I think it's important, and I think that people across this country are evolving on that issue and moving in a direction that demonstrates support for it, so I think it is time to re-open that conversation and ask Texans where they are on it to see if that's something that we might change legislatively if it doesn't happen constitutionally,” she said.
HRC is proud to endorse Davis’s run for Texas governor. Senator Davis, a champion of LGBT equality, authored and sponsored legislation that would prohibit employment discrimination in Texas and protect LGBT students from bullying,
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot is likely to be Davis’s opponent in the general election. Abbott has a history of taking anti-equality positions. Last year, Abbott argued that Texas cities offering domestic partner benefits to their workers are violating the state constitution and stood out as a vocal opponent of a San Antonio ordinance that protects LGBT people from discrimination in city employment, housing and public accommodations.
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