Contact Us

Attorney General Ken Paxton Calls Gay Marriage Ruling ‘Flawed’

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Twitter via @KenPaxtonTX

In a lengthy statement Friday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton railed against the Supreme Court for its decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S. 

According to Paxton, the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court marks “a radical departure from countless generations of societal law and tradition.”

Paxton described the legalization of gay marriage as “a dilution of marriage as a societal institution,” adding that it’s an “assault on the actual text of the U.S. Constitution.” The Attorney General compared the decision to the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade.

“Just as Roe v. Wade ripped from the hands of the American people the issue of life and placed it in the judge-made ‘penumbras’ of the Constitution, so has this opinion made clear that our governing document – the protector of our liberties through representative government – can be molded to mean anything by unelected judges,” said Paxton.

Echoing former Texas Governor Rick Perry’s statement on the gay marriage ruling, Paxton said that “the simple truth” is that marriage is between one man and one woman.

“Nothing will change the importance of a mother and a father to the raising of a child,” Paxton said. “And nothing will change our collective resolve that all Americans should be able to exercise their faith in their daily lives without infringement and harassment.”

Read More About the Supreme Court's Decision

Paxton added that the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could have a major impact on religious freedom, warning that people of faith could now be exposed to abuse for taking “personal, moral stands based upon their conscience and the teachings of their religion.”

“…We must work to ensure that the guarantees of the First Amendment, protecting freedom of religion, and its corollary freedom of conscience, are secure for all Americans,” Paxton said.

Attorney General Paxton’s full statement can be read on the official Attorney General of Texas website.

Get Our Newsletter for More Texas News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTEM Intelligence Network quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTEM Intelligence Network contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.