Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore appeared with several Texas politicians and pastors on the steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin today to support Biblical marriage and states rights over the authority of the federal government.
The issue of gay marriage in Texas and several other states is in legal limbo until a decision is handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“No court has any authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis,” Judge Moore said during his speech, noted the Texas Observer (video below).
“The definition of marriage, you want it by man, it doesn’t come by man, it comes from God,” Judge Moore added.
During his speech, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) stated, “And it is not the federal government’s business to tell Texans what to do in Texas on any issue,” reported The Texas Tribune (video below).
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked for prayer as his office sues the Obama administration (U.S. Department of Labor) from extending benefits to same-sex couples in Texas under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
“We are not going to let this erosion, death by a thousand cuts, tear down and destroy what’s left of the family in the state of Texas,” Dave Welch, executive director of the Texas Pastor Council, stated, according to the Texas Observer.
However, if gay marriage is legalized in Texas, heterosexual people will still be able to get married.