House Representative

Howard, Donna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/26/2015

Rep. Donna Howard Celebrates SCOTUS Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges

Will Request a Review of Changes in State Law Needed to Reflect Marriage Equality

AUSTIN - Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage, State Representative Donna Howard issued the following statement:
"Today's ruling places our country squarely on the right side of history.

"The law will now reflect what many of us have long recognized: that the institution of marriage is defined by love and commitment, and not by gender.

"Leading up to the next legislative session, Texas lawmakers should identify any statutes that need to be changed in the wake of today's decision, and I will request that Speaker Straus include that task among his Interim Charges.

"Our Travis County Clerk has indicated that she will be ready to issue marriage licenses as quickly as possible, and I look forward to getting a number of wedding invitations."

CONTACT: Scott M. Daigle