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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:51 PM

Texas Lawmaker Claims Gay Marriages Void, Same-Sex Benefits Invalid



Apparently still unable to cope with the fact that same-sex marriage is legal, one Texas state lawmaker has chosen instead to simply live in a fantasy world.

GOP Rep. Dan Flynn (shown above with his wife, via his website) is claiming that same-sex marriage licenses issued in Texas are void, and that benefits extended to the spouses of gay state employees are invalid, despite the U.S. Supreme Courtís ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Flynn makes the absurd arguments in a request for a nonbonding (sic) opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton (right) about what current Texas law says pertaining to marriage. Flynn also asks whether action by the Legislature is required to implement same-sex marriage in Texas; whether same-sex marriage licenses issued since the high courtís ruling are valid; whether state agencies have the authority to issue benefits to same-sex couples; and what action the federal government could take to force the state to implement same-sex marriage.

But Flynnís request for an opinion is more like an opinion itself, in which he concludes that same-sex marriage is still illegal in Texas and then asks Paxton to agree with him. This is despite the fact that pursuant to the high courtís ruling, a federal district judge enjoined Texas from enforcing its marriage bans, in DeLeon v. Perry.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2015/07/texas-gay-marriage/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:05 PM

1. Um...what?

This guy is another idiot.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:23 PM

2. I'm dumb, I don't know how things work

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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:38 PM

3. Dementia?

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