'Texas families were hit with a one-two punch,' said HRC President Joe Solmonese.
WASHINGTON - The Texas Legislature adjourned yesterday having passed a discriminatory constitutional amendment to deny the rights and protections of marriage to same-sex couples while neglecting to pass a bill to fund the state's public schools. Today Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement:
"Texas families were hit with a one-two punch when their Legislature adjourned yesterday. With little time left at the end of their session, legislators managed to pass a constitutional amendment to deny rights to families but neglected to pass any bills to fund public schools. Providing resources to children in schools is in the interest of protecting families - denying rights to hardworking Texans is not."
The amendment will appear on this November's ballot for Texas voters to reject or approve.
To make a general inquiry, please visit our contact page. Members of the media can reach our press office at: (202) 572-8968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.