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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez About the Waco Justice of the Peace Refusing to Officiate Marriage of LGBTQ Texans
Posted on December 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Austin, Texas – December 17, 2019 – Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today released a statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez regarding the Waco Justice of the Peace.

“The Waco Justice of the Peace took an oath to serve all Texans. The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the land has ruled that LGBTQ people, like everyone else, shall be married and we deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. These elected officials continue to waste taxpayer money in an obsession to discriminate against gay and transgender Texans.  This is not what Texans want or expect from elected officials.  Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable. Their actions are mean spirited, futile, a waste of taxpayer money and most importantly, it’s wrong.”

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Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration.