It’s hard to for a gay couple to marry in a state where there is a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. This is why two couples: Marc Pharriss and Vic Holmes, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman “are suing the state for violating the the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, which they argue trumps state law.”
This is paramount in the battle for marriage equality in Texas. If no one ever stands up against what they believe is wrong, nothing will ever change.
“A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry told My San Antonio that the governor stands by “the majority of Texans” who voted back in 2005 to amend the state’s constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.”
This is discouraging news, because I am from Texas. What our governor stands for disheartens me, but it does not discourage me from believing that Texas politics can change for the better.