HB 1300: To permit same-gender couples in Texas the freedom to marry.
Primary Author: Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth)
Joint Authors: Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston), Rep. Mary González (D-Clint) Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna (D-Houston), Rep. Donna Howard (D-Austin), Rep. Eddie Lucio III (D-Brownsville), Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin), Rep. Poncho Nevárez (D-Eagle Pass), Rep. Ron Reynolds (D-Missouri City), Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin), Rep. Chris Turner (D-Arlington), Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston), and Rep. Gene Wu (D-Houston)
Background: HB 1300 would repeal the Texas Defense of Marriage Act by removing revisions made to the state's Family Code in 2003 that prohibit the recognition of marriages between two people of the same gender, whether performed in Texas or in other states.
Committee: House State Affairs.
Actions: 02/25/2013 - Referred to House State Affairs.
02/14/2013 - Filed.
Equality Texas Position: Equality Texas supports HB 1300. This bill is part of our Legislative Agenda.
Bill History – Bill History for HB 1300