Texas conservative group says bigamy, incest could be recognized along with same-sex marriage

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Texas conservative group says bigamy, incest could be recognized along with same-sex marriage

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Texas ban on same-sex marriages is constitutionally sound and should be a matter for Texans to decide, not the federal courts.

At least that’s what the State of Texas is saying in an appeal filed with the fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

That appeal was followed up by a “Friend of the Court” brief signed by 63 members of the Texas Conservative Coalition: 11 state senators and 52 state representatives, all Republicans.

Senators Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton were among them. Patrick is running for Lt. Governor and Paxton wants to be the next attorney general.

The current attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott filed the state’s appeal last month.

The part of the amicus brief that’s upsetting supporters of same-sex marriages says striking down the ban, “could lead to the recognition of bigamy, incest, pedophilia, and group marriage.”

Since December, courts have ruled in favor of same-sex marriages 29 times across the country, and each time, opponents have filed appeals.

Apparently the idea of equality in marriage is not appealing to a lot of people.

2 comments

  • looklikeaq

    that's has to be the stupidest, more ignorant thing I have seen to date, Texas has not just gone to the FAR right, they have gone to the far side of stupid

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