The following is the Position Paper on HB 1745 which protects the Preservation of State Sovereignty and the Texas Constitution Marriage Amendment. It was presented in testimony before the Texas House State Affairs Committee on March 25, 2015.
Conservative Republicans of Texas strongly supports the purpose of HB 1745, which is the preservation of state sovereignty and marriage. Its goal is to preserve the right of Texas to operate under its Constitutional definition of marriage, Art. 1, Sec. 32, which provides that, “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman,” notwithstanding any decision by the US Supreme Court to the contrary.
There are three main arguments as to why the Texas Constitution Marriage Amendment must be defended by passing HB 1745, (1) Natural law, (2) Divine Revelation, and (3) Legal Precedence.
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