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Texas Introduces Bill To Defend Traditional Marriage Which Has the Homosexual Lobby Worried

Breitbart is reporting;

Texas State Representative Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia) filed a bill in the State Capitol this week to protect the sovereignty of Texas and to defend traditional marriage in this state. The effect of the bill would be to prohibit the use of state or local funds to be used to license or support same-sex marriage. This would include blocking the salaries of any government employee engaged in subverting Texas law regarding marriage.

Rep. Bell told Breitbart Texas, "As someone who believes strongly in defending our traditional values, I filed HB 623 which affirms the right of the State to define marriage. The bill rebukes the federal government and federal courts for interfering with states' rights and denies funding to same-sex 'marriage'." The bill is entitled as the Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act.

Bell said he has received solid support from values based organizations and other state reps have offered to sponsor the legislation. "I will go to work on Wednesday to get the support to get this bill passed," Bell explained. "The homosexual community across the nation has sent several thousand emails to my capitol email account. Less than 10 percent came from Texas, but this is their national cause and this bill alarms them."

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Christian Post is reporting;

A bill has been introduced in the Texas Legislature that if enacted would strip the salary of any Texas-government employee who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple.

Known as House Bill 623, the recently introduced bill declares that no state funds will go to the distribution of gay marriage licenses.

"State or local taxpayer funds or governmental salaries may not be used for an activity that includes the licensing or support of same-sex marriage," reads HB 623.

"If an employee violates this subsection, the employee may not continue to receive a salary, pension, or other employee benefit at the expense of the taxpayers of this State."

Also called the "Texas Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act," HB 623 was filed last week by Republican State Representative Cecil Bell of Magnolia.

In a statement regarding the proposed legislation, Rep. Bell said that HB 623 was part of his obligation to represent the interests of the people who elected him.

"When I was elected, I made a promise to my constituents to fight to protect our traditional values and to stand strong in the defense of our constitutional rights as Texans and Americans," stated Bell.

"We as Texans voted in 2005 to define marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. In Texas marriage is sacred and traditional families are recognized as the fabric of our society."

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