Tell the Texas Republicans that we won't go back on marriage equality.

Dear Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton:
 
We won't go back. Stop your attacks on marriage equality. Married same-sex couples are entitled to the same marriage benefits that other legally married couples enjoy.

Texans across the state are in loving, committed, legal same-sex marriages.These couples and families deserve to build a secure life together. Our state is strengthened when all families are protected by the security marriage affords.

I am asking you to support equal rights and protections for all married Texans.

Background

Under pressure from Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Texas Supreme Court will reconsider a case about eliminating spousal benefits for legally married same-sex city employees.

In a friend-of-the-court brief, Abbott, Patrick and Paxton wrote, “This court should take this opportunity to remind the lower courts that all disputes involving the right to same-sex marriage have not been resolved.” Based on widespread support by the American public, backed by several Supreme Court rulings, this issue has been resolved and love won.

On June 26, 2015, with overwhelming public support, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling guaranteeing married same-sex couples the same liberties and benefits as heterosexual couples. This ruling ensured all married Americans would enjoy equal legal and civil rights, regardless of sexual orientation. Since this Supreme Court ruling, American support for marriage equality continues to grow.

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    Background

    Under pressure from Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Texas Supreme Court will reconsider a case about eliminating spousal benefits for legally married same-sex city employees.

    In a friend-of-the-court brief, Abbott, Patrick and Paxton wrote, “This court should take this opportunity to remind the lower courts that all disputes involving the right to same-sex marriage have not been resolved.” Based on widespread support by the American public, backed by several Supreme Court rulings, this issue has been resolved and love won.

    On June 26, 2015, with overwhelming public support, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling guaranteeing married same-sex couples the same liberties and benefits as heterosexual couples. This ruling ensured all married Americans would enjoy equal legal and civil rights, regardless of sexual orientation. Since this Supreme Court ruling, American support for marriage equality continues to grow.