Texas AG Ken Paxton will not give up easy and Red suspects neither will his Tea Party cohorts. Marriage is only for straights and the Gays can feel whatever they want, but don’t try to walk down the aisle in Texas. RawStory recounts Paxton’s recent interview on CNN.
“My job as attorney general and the job of the Legislature is to really follow the will of the people and enforce the laws that we have,” he remarked. “This is both in statute and in our constitution. So, that’s my job, and that’s the job of the Legislature.”
But the attorney general was not willing to say that the state would follow the Supreme Court if it decided to rule in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage later this year.
“Aren’t you saying that the gays and lesbians in your state are not as valued at heterosexuals because they can’t form into a union?” Camerota asked.
“All the Legislature has done in the past is try to reflect the values that have been in this state and this country for over two centuries,” Paxton insisted.
“What about homosexuals who fall in love? What should they do?” the CNN host pressed.
“They have — they can do whatever they want,” Paxton shrugged. “But the reality itself right now in Texas was defined by the people of Texas overwhelmingly as between a man and a woman. And that’s the law of Texas, it’s in our constitution, it’s in our statutes.”
“I mean, they can’t really do whatever they want as you’ve just said,” Camerota shot back. “Do you understand why gays in Texas would feel that is discriminating against them?”
“They can feel how they want,” Paxton replied. “The reality is the voters of Texas have passed the law as it is.”
Ten bucks says that even Tea Party crazed Texas would not vote the gay marriage ban into the Constitution today.
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