Texas Attorney General: I oppose equal marriage because I’ve had a wife for 33 years
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has claimed he opposes same-sex marriage because he’s been married to his wife for 33 years.
According to LoneStarQ, the question about equal marriage was posed during a gubernatorial debate against Democrat Wendy Davis on Tuesday.
It came via Twitter from a man named John from Fort Worth, and was read aloud by the debate moderator Norma Garcia.
John asked Abbott: “If a 10-year-old girl asked you whether her two dads should be allowed to get married, what would you tell her?”
Abbott replied: “John, I want you to know there are good and decent people on both sides of this issue. I believe in traditional marriage.
“That’s what 75 percent of Texans agreed with less than a decade ago when they passed a constitutional amendment in the state of Texas saying that marriage in Texas is a union between one man and one woman.
“Now, for me personally, this is more than a constitutional amendment. I’ve been married to my wife Cecilla for more than 33 years now.”
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Moderator Norma Garcia then asked: “Is that what you would tell the 10-year-old?”
“That’s what I just told John,” Abbott responded.
Abbott’s office claimed that Texas voters approved an amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and should be allowed to decide whether to keep it.
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