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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:43 PM

Texas AG Greg Abbott Says Gay Marriages During Appeal Would Be 'Deeply Offensive'

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says it would be "deeply offensive" for same-sex marriages to be allowed during his appeal of a federal district judge's ruling striking down the state's marriage bans.

Abbott made the comments during a press conference Monday where he unveiled his agenda and staff as governor, the Associated Press reports:

The governor-elect didn’t mention gay marriage until he was asked about the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which next month will hear a case in which a judge in February struck down Texas’ ban.

Some advocates have asked other Texas judges to begin performing gay marriages pending the appeal, but Abbott said that would be “deeply offensive” since it “would be a clear rebuke of the 5th Circuit’s jurisdiction.”


U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia stayed his decision striking down the marriage bans pending Abbott's appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court, which has set the case for oral arguments Jan. 9.

However, last month same-sex plaintiff couples asked Garcia to lift the stay pending the appeal, and last week, some county clerks in Texas said they are prepared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 02:45 PM

1. Texas AG Greg Abbott is 'Deeply Offensive.'

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 06:23 PM

3. At any time, not just during an appeal.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 03:34 PM

2. Greg is easily offended

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