Petition Supporting the Texas Marriage Amendment
WHEREAS the citizens of Texas, in the November 8, 2005 general election, passed, by a margin of 76% to 23%, a Marriage Amendment to the Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 32, which provides that “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman,” and “This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage,” and
WHEREAS the unelected, liberal, activist Federal District Judge, Orlando Garcia, in a display of raw judicial tyranny, rejected the will of the people of Texas and arbitrarily ruled that the Texas Marriage Amendment is unconstitutional on February 26, 2014, creating new law from the bench and redefining marriage, and
WHEREAS marriage is a God ordained institution between a man and a woman and is the fundamental foundation of families and of ordered societies: “For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:5), and
WHEREAS overturning the Marriage Amendment would coerce and compel every Texas citizen, house of worship and business to recognize and affirm homosexual and other deviant relationships as morally and legally equivalent to marriage, violating the rights of the majority to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and
WHEREAS the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives all power to the states or to the people that is not delegated to the federal government, and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT we, the undersigned, support the appeal by the state of Texas to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals asking that court to reverse the decision by Federal District Judge Orlando Garcia which ruled that the Marriage Amendment in The Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 32, is unconstitutional, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT we call upon Governor Perry, Atty. Gen. Abbott and the Texas Legislators to reject and nullify any federal court ruling or federal regulation or order which would overturn the Texas Marriage Amendment and prohibit any state or local official from abiding by any such federal ruling, regulation or order.
Therefore, I wholeheartedly support the Texas Marriage Amendment.
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