Today in Texas Secessionists

One Texas lawmaker is trying to declare Texas a sovereign state so they can continue to discriminate against the ‘mos, as Sweet Baby Jeebus wants. Anyway, Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. introduced House Bill 623, which he’s calling the Texas Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act.

Take it away, Texas Observer:

HB 623 would amend the Texas Family Code to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds for the “the licensing or support of same-sex marriage.” It would also bar government employees from recognizing, granting or enforcing same-sex marriage licenses. Any government employee who violates the provision would be barred from collecting “a salary, pension, or other employee benefit.”

HB 623 would also require Texas courts to dismiss challenges to the law and award attorneys’ fees to defendants. And it would grant Texas sovereign immunity under the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when it comes to enforcing the law, “regardless of a contrary federal court ruling.”

“When I was elected, I made a promise to my constituents to fight to protect our traditional values and to stand strong in the defense of our constitutional rights as Texans and Americans,” Bell said in a release. “Texas is a sovereign state and our citizens have the right to define marriage. We as Texans voted in 2005 to define marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. In Texas marriage is sacred and traditional families are recognized as the fabric of our society.”

It worked so well for the Confederacy last time they tried this sovereign state gambit, why not try it again?

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3 Responses to Today in Texas Secessionists

  1. Mark E. Bye says:

    Apparently doesn’t know where “the line in the sand is” at the buffet table.

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  2. roket says:

    Soon, every sperm will be sovereign in TX. Weeeeeee.

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