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Texas Governor Rick Perry slams judge's ruling striking down state's gay marriage ban

'Texans spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly voting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in our Constitution'
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Texas Governor Rick Perry believes that a federal judge who struck the state's gay marriage ban today is going against the will of the people.

The Republican, who has a history 0f anti-gay positions and statements, said the voters of his state made their views on same-sex marriage clear in 2005 when they approved a constitutional ban by a 76% margin.

'Texans spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly voting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in our Constitution, and it is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens,' Perry said in a statement issued after the ruling by federal judge Orlando Garcia.

Perry added: 'The 10th Amendment guarantees Texas voters the freedom to make these decisions, and this is yet another attempt to achieve via the courts what couldn’t be achieved at the ballot box.'

Perry is named as a defendant in the case brought by two couples challenging the state's gay marriage ban. The state is preparing its appeal.

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Rick, Go back to Niggerhead, or is it really "Tara" for which you long?

oh honey the 10th Amendment does not give you the authority to pass Jim Crow like laws and the 14th Amendment applied correctly in this case gives me redress to your unlawful, unconstitutional state law. Sucks to be an asshat these days and it is certainly refreshing to see the law applied correctly and appropriately FINALLY by a Judicial System no longer afraid of the un-Christian backlash.