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Wendy Davis calls on Greg Abbott to stop defending same-sex marriage ban
The San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 13, 2014 | Peggy Fikac

Posted on 02/16/2014 7:57:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

SAN ANTONIO — Sen. Wendy Davis said Thursday that she supports same-sex marriage and that Attorney General Greg Abbott, her presumed general-election opponent in the race for governor, should stop defending the state's ban.

“It's my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation,” Davis told the Express-News editorial board.

Davis, D-Fort Worth, said she is “pleased” that the state's constitutional definition of marriage, as being between a man and a woman, is under challenge in federal court.

“I think that what we see happening at the federal level in terms of constitutional interpretations on that provide some hope that it may be found unconstitutional,” she said.

The Republican attorney general's office is defending the constitutional provision.

Asked if she would call on him to stop doing so - as she earlier called on Abbott this week to reach a settlement in a state school funding lawsuit - Davis said that “makes perfect sense. We've seen that happen.”

She cited such decisions by Virginia and Nevada.

“Obviously our AG has the capacity to do the same if he chooses to do so,” she said. Asked if she would call on him to do so, she said yes.

Abbott spokesman Matt Hirsch scoffed at Davis' urging.

“Unlike Senator Davis' positions on the issues, the Texas constitution is not subject to change on the latest whims of the day. Senator Davis' comment suggesting the Attorney General not enforce the Constitution mimics an Obama-style approach to government, and Texans deserve better,” Hirsch said.

Davis, asked if she would push to repeal the state constitutional provision on gay marriage if elected governor, said, “I would certainly open up that conversation with the Legislature.

“I think it's important, and I think that people across this country are evolving on that issue and moving in a direction that demonstrates support for it, so I think it is time to re-open that conversation and ask Texans where they are on it to see if that's something that we might change legislatively if it doesn't happen constitutionally,” she said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: abortionbarbie; gregabbott; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage; texas; texasconstitution; waronchildren; waronmarriage; wendydavis
Does she know which state she is a candidate in? Does she perhaps still think she is living in Massachusetts?
1 posted on 02/16/2014 7:57:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE:”Does she know which state she is a candidate in? Does she perhaps still think she is living in Massachusetts?”

Agree, she is not getting anywhere near the TX governorship with that tripe.

2 posted on 02/16/2014 7:59:44 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next up, Ol’ Stinky Feet will tell Oprah of her steamy encounters with young female co-eds while in college so she really knows the struggle that gays face.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 8:01:21 PM PST by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, I cannot wait to see this vessel sink.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 8:01:53 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is awesome. The more Wendy Davis thoroughly forgets what state she is trying to run for governor of, the better. Helps to assuage paranoia anyone may have about her actually being able to govern Texas.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 8:02:03 PM PST by freedom462
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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6 posted on 02/16/2014 8:03:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, basically, her platform is abortion free-for-all and pushing for legal recognition of homosexual unions. Yeah, she’s a real winner.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 8:04:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Unlike Senator Davis’ positions on the issues, the Texas constitution is not subject to change on the latest whims of the day.”

Ooooh...that’s gonna leave a mark!


8 posted on 02/16/2014 8:06:50 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest voter turnout I’ve ever seen at my precinct was when the constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man/one woman was on the ballot. It passed by somewhere near 70%. I’m sure that support has eroded somewhat, but not enough to flip it.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 8:09:01 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: sickoflibs

Our Attorney General in Virginia is a leftist asshole. He took an oath to uphold the laws of the state, and like any lying SOB Democrat, he didn’t within 4 days of being sworn in.

Ken Cuccinelli, the Rep. former AG, would have done his job and let the Assembly change the laws.

I’m breathlessly waiting for The Witch Wendy to come out in support of human/animal weddings because they love each other.

This woman is a pretty face without a brain, a sort of Sen. Elizabeth Warren without a tribe.

Where I come from, they are called “lying bimbos”.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 8:09:58 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: sickoflibs

Our Attorney General in Virginia is a leftist asshole. He took an oath to uphold the laws of the state, and like any lying SOB Democrat, he didn’t within 4 days of being sworn in.

Ken Cuccinelli, the Rep. former AG, would have done his job and let the Assembly change the laws.

I’m breathlessly waiting for The Witch Wendy to come out in support of human/animal weddings because they love each other.

This woman is a pretty face without a brain, a sort of Sen. Elizabeth Warren without a tribe.

Where I come from, they are called “lying bimbos”.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 8:09:59 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abbotts’ response is perfect


12 posted on 02/16/2014 8:11:39 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
>> Our Attorney General in Virginia is a leftist asshole. <<
>> I’m breathlessly waiting for The Witch Wendy to come out in support of human/animal weddings because they love each other <<

Gosh, you mean RATs elected in southern states AREN'T "more conservative than most of the yankee Republicans up north"?

13 posted on 02/16/2014 8:13:54 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She just wants to be free to marry a couple of C cells


14 posted on 02/16/2014 8:14:21 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any week now a well-shopped Federal judge is going to rule Texas’ anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional. This is all part of the Left’s plan to “turn TX red”. Other states have stuttered impotently in the face of this judicial tyranny.Will Texas be the first state to stand up and REFUSE to obey?


15 posted on 02/16/2014 8:19:07 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are simply not playing the same game so to speak. They ONLY follow the rules when the rules serve their purposes. Otherwise, they quickly sue, refuse to enforce, or simply ignore the law outright. This is barbarism. They aren’t throwing spears of course, but that’s only because they don’t currently have to. If it came down to it, they would round up the opposition. This is not mere opinion. It’s fact backed up by plenty of historical precedent.

Consider Mexico. It has plenty of people and natural resources. It’s about the same population as Japan. So why is Japan so prosperous while Mexico is little better than a third world hell hole? You can actually create a stable business in Japan because they believe in the rule of law. If you try creating something nice in Mexico and don’t have a lot of money to spend on protecting it, the government or thieves (I’m being redundant) will steal it from you.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 8:22:10 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Our Attorney General in Virginia is a leftist asshole. He took an oath to uphold the laws of the state, and like any lying SOB Democrat, he didn’t within 4 days of being sworn in.”

Democrats simply don’t get it. If we all resort to ignoring laws we don’t agree with, we will quickly slide into anarchy. The only moral, civilized response is to obey the law until it can be changed via lawful means. Otherwise, might makes right, and the right isn’t exactly short on might. We’re just a lot more conservative about using it.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 8:24:35 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: montag813

I’m guessing you meant “turn Texas blue” and yes, it probably is. But how does ticking off the majority of a state’s inhabitants (including blacks and Latinos) make a case for your political party? Anyone who thinks that homosexual marriage is popular amongst the mostly hard-shell protestants of the black community and Catholic & Jehovah’s Witnesses of both the Latino and black sectors need their head examined.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 8:26:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: sickoflibs


19 posted on 02/16/2014 8:29:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s actually believing the leftist propaganda that EVERYONE is now on the homosexual bandwagon. What a stupid disease vector she is.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 8:34:22 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

If you’re talking about Texas’ amendment, try 76%.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:20 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

It’s obvious from her behavior that gold-digger Abortion Barbie doesn’t support heterosexual marriage. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t this the first step towards “coming out?”


23 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It's my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation,” Davis told the Express-News editorial board.

Marriage is the union of husband and wife. Another clueless liberal who doesn't understand the concept of language...unfortunately too many of them in positions of high authority these days.

Does she also believe gendered restrooms should be made illegal like the Maine Supreme Court? Does she also believe boys should also be able to join the girls sports teams and vice versa?

24 posted on 02/16/2014 8:47:46 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

She is not even a pretty face.

She is a perfect example of what can be done with a LOT of makeup. I am truly surprised it does not crack when she smiles. I saw a close up HD photo of her face and it was caked on so thick I did a double take.

If you took away her bleached blonde doo, the makeup and the spray tan you would probably run for cover. Nothing but a “made for TV” candidate.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 8:48:03 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy Davis calls on Greg Abbott to stop defending the law, therefore Wendy Davis is for LAWLESSNESS. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me in the age of Obama, and people like U.S. A.G. Eric Holder, and his followers in places like Virginia, elsewhere..! Tragic.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 8:49:09 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: montag813

HOPEFULLY, then I’d ask Mr. Cruz and others in the House to stand up to impeach then remove said judge from their Federal bench.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 8:52:05 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Greg Abbott should call on Wendy Davis to stop trying to overturn the will of the people of Texas, and run to be their governor, not their overseer.

-PJ

28 posted on 02/16/2014 8:58:03 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Wendy Davis calls on Greg Abbott to stop defending traditional marriage.

There, I fixed it.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 9:05:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Actually, it’s just “marriage” - not “traditional” marriage.


30 posted on 02/16/2014 9:26:17 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s the Dem candidate? Davis is going to lose the gov race by 30 pts. in November.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 9:33:06 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It's my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation,” Davis told the Express-News editorial board.

I do not think that this woman knows what is the purpose of marriage, or that men and women are NOT interchangeable.

Men living with men are friends. Women living with women are friends.

32 posted on 02/17/2014 3:33:45 AM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's my strong belief that when people love each other and are desirous of creating a committed relationship with each other that they should be allowed to marry, regardless of their sexual orientation

This woman is a classic Prog, and obviously not a very smart one.

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I've decided to start calling homosexuality what it is - fraud. When homosexual couples (ahem) couple, one party is pretending to be something they are not, and the other party is an accessory to the act.

Now, what they do there IS their business. Frankly, I could care less.... but when they bring it out in Public and cry 'Isn't our fraud great?' I will not celebrate their perversity.

33 posted on 02/17/2014 5:55:52 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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