Late Monday evening, a federal judge halted President Obama’s executive order granting de facto legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. As Attorney General, I will continue to fight President Obama’s unilateral re-write of United States immigration policy.
Then this morning, a rogue state District Judge in Austin instructed the Travis County Clerk to certify a marriage license for a same sex couple. That license is invalid, just as any license issued in violation of state law would be.
I took immediate action, asking the Texas Supreme Court to stay this proceeding. This afternoon, the Texas Supreme Court granted my request to stay two court rulings that declared Texas’ marriage law unconstitutional.
The law of Texas has not changed, and will not change due to the whims of any individual judge or county clerk operating on their own capacity anywhere in Texas.
As Attorney General, I will continue to defend the will of the people of Texas, who have defined marriage as between one man and one woman, against any judicial activism or overreach.
Texas Attorney General