"And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?
Following yesterday's usurpation of authority by a Travis County probate judge, Ken Paxton acted:
Texas Values has more:
Attorney General Paxton Intervenes In Travis County Marriage Case; Requests Stay from Texas Supreme Court
“We are grateful for today’s actions by Attorney General Ken Paxton who is standing up for the citizens of Texas after they clearly and constitutionally recognized marriage as being between one man and one woman. The actions of the Attorney General are imperative to eliminate any confusion concerning state law as well as ensuring the continued enforcement of Texas marriage laws. Judge Herman and those that seek to abuse their judicial responsibilities to redefine marriage must be held accountable. We must continue to send a strong message to every judge in Texas that the people of Texas expect our marriage laws and state constitution to be respected.”Whatever your thoughts on the underlying merits of the marriage issue, probate courts do NOT have constitutional authority; kudos to Ken for recognizing this distinction.