Gov. Rick Perry Outraged By Federal Judge's Ruling Striking Down Texas Marriage Equality Ban
Texas Governor Rick Perry is outraged that a federal judge thinks his constituents should be treated equally under the law. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Perry blasts Judge Orlando Garcia's decision that the state's anti-gay amendment is in flagrant abuse of the U.S. Constitution.
"Texans spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly voting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in our Constitution, and it is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens. The 10th Amendment guarantees Texas voters the freedom to make these decisions, and this is yet another attempt to achieve via the courts what couldn't be achieved at the ballot box. We will continue to fight for the rights of Texans to self-determine the laws of our state."