“State or local funds may not be used for an activity that includes the licensing or support of a same-sex marriage,” reads the bill.
“A state or local governmental employee may not recognize, grant, or enforce a same-sex marriage license … State or local funds may not be used to enforce an order requiring the issuance or recognition of a same-sex marriage license.”
HB 4105 was introduced by Republican State Representative Cecil Bell and on Tuesday was put on the Texas House’s “General State Calendar.”
“The leap to assume that Texas moves with (a Supreme Court ruling) is just that — a leap,” said Rep. Bell in a statement, as reported by Charisma News.
“History is replete with cases where Supreme Court precedent isn’t immediately embraced and in some cases isn’t ever embraced.”
In 2005, voters in Texas approved Proposition 2, which added an amendment to the state constitution legally defining marriage as being between one man and one woman.
The measure had over 1.7 million votes in favor, totaling 76.25 percent of the ballots cast. Kansas voters passed a similar measure in the same year.
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