Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on Same Sex Marriage


AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick makes the following statement regarding Attorney General Ken Paxton’s appeals:

“Whether it is the President of the United States who may disagree on illegal immigration or a District Judge in Travis County that may support gay marriage – the rule of law must be upheld.

“The people of Texas have spoken on this issue approving Section 32, Article 1 of the Texas Constitution overwhelmingly by more than a 75% voter mandate in 2005. That amendment defines marriage as consisting ‘only of the union of one man and one woman,'” said Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Patrick added, “I fully support the Attorney General’s emergency appeals and efforts to fully enforce the laws of Texas. I hope the Texas Supreme Court will respond in a timely fashion in addressing General Paxton’s appeals.”