A few weeks ago, liberals everywhere rejoiced when the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the U.S. Many thought this was the end of the gay rights issue, but some states have made it clear that they aren’t even close to being done fighting for traditional marriage.
This week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the city of Houston must either repeal their controversial gay rights ordinance or put it to a popular vote. The controversial ordinance was put in place by the city’s lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, who ignored the conservative views of her people with this piece of legislation.
According to the Christian Post, opponents of the ordinance launched a petition against it which garnered over 50,000 signatures, but Parker paid no attention to it.
“Mayor Parker decided to ignore the will of the people and the city charter, and unlawfully rejected the almost 55,000 signatures,” said Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief.
“We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker’s personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!” he added in a blog post.
Woodfill is now demanding that Parker apologize to the city “for the huge amount of resources spent on this litigation.”
“Additionally, the city is now potentially liable for hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees,” he continued. “It is now time to gear up for the battle that lies ahead in November. Mayer Parker and her liberal allies will do everything they can to promote her personal LGBT agenda at the ballot box this November.”
Jonathon Saenz, who is the president of the Texas Values Action, called the court order a “total victory” for conservatives everywhere.
“This is a total victory for the people of Houston, for free speech, and a major loss for Mayor Parker and LGBT advocates who fought so hard to silence the people’s voice,” Saenz said in a statement. “We are thrilled that the rogue and dictator style tactics of lesbian Mayor Annise Parker and her crew have been stopped by the rule of law and the persistence of faith-based leaders in Houston. The Texas Supreme Court got it right on this one.”
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