Rick Perry: ‘It Is Fairly Clear’ Where Texas Stands On Gay Marriage

As the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on same-sex marriage, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Tuesday that there’s little ambiguity on where his state lines up on the issue.

“In Texas, it is fairly clear about where this state stands on that issue,” Perry said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “As recently as a constitutional amendment that passed – I believe, with 76 percent of the vote. The people of the state of Texas, myself included, believe marriage is between one man and one woman.”

Perry was referring to Proposition 2, a 2005 state constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between one man and one woman that easily earned statewide approval in Texas. A survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling in January found that 55 percent of Texas voters do not think same-sex marriage should be legal in the state.

h/t HuffPo


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