Lawmaker Thinks Her Bill Will Nullify A Supreme Court Ruling Supporting Same-Sex Marriage


Tea Party Republican Molly White has filed a bill that would, she believes, somehow overrule the U.S. Supreme Court should it find a right to same-sex marriage.

Molly White has only been a Texas State Representative since January 15, but already she's making headlines frequently. Take her actions just two weeks after being sworn in. 

On Texas Muslim Capitol Day, about 100 Muslims gathered outside the Texas Capitol learn more about democracy and to "to be an advocate for important issues." 

Rep. White instructed her staff to "ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws."

Now, Rep. White has filed a bill that she believes would effectively nullify any U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would find a right for same-sex couples to marry.  

White's bill, HB 2555, would amend Texas law to state that its ban against same-sex marriage would "apply regardless of whether a federal court ruling or other federal law provides that a prohibition against the creation or recognition of a same-sex marriage or a civil union is not permitted under the United States Constitution."

Of course, as Alabama will soon learn, federal courts trump state courts and federal law trumps state law. Should this pass and be sent to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott - the state's former Attorney General - it's hard to believe even he would sign it.

Towleroad notes that "White has also filed a bill that would allow business owners to refuse service on religious grounds. Read the full text of HB 2553 here."

White also subscribes to Tea Party conspiracy theories. Last week she filed a bill to Stop Taxpayer Funding of Agenda 21.

Yes, Agenda 21.


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Hat tip: Equality Case Files

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