Building a State of Equality in Texas
ACTION ALERT! IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED
Rep. Cecil Bell’s HB4105 could be coming back as an amendment!
On Thursday, State Rep. Cecil Bell may attempt to amend his “Defy the Supreme Court” bill HB4105 onto another bill being voted on the House floor, SB2065 – the “Clergy Protection Act”.
No clergy member should ever be compelled to marry anyone that is not in conformity with the tenets of their faith – this is a constitutionally-protected right.
However, adding an amendment that instructs the state of Texas to ignore or defy a ruling by the United States Supreme Court is mean-spirited, misguided, will cost Texas taxpayers millions of dollars in litigation costs, and is ultimately doomed to failure.
The Cecil Bell amendment would put Texas on a collision course with the Supreme Court. Don’t waste our tax dollars.