TX Governor Rick Perry Blasts Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban


Texas Governor Rick Perry released a statement on today's ruling by a federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage:

"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. 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. We will continue to fight for the rights of Texans to self-determine the laws of our state."


  1. woody says

    ah… that commercial.
    the brokeback mountain jacket and the backgroud music by a gay jew from brookln as perry rambles on about christianity and why it’s ok to discriminate against gays.
    his creative staff should do their homework.

  2. Tom says

    entirely predictable response what you would expect from a sexual fundamentalist anti government Republican.

  3. robertL says

    Read the constitution ass – marriage is not defined in our constition. You must be thinking about Russia.

  4. simon says

    “it is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens”???
    It is not his role as an idiot to tell the courts what to do.

  5. fanboi says

    Speak as loudly and clearly as you like… if you pass an unconstitutional law it will be struck down by a higher court.

  6. ladi says

    Someone needs to remind him that Texas was also pro-slavery. Just because it is the will of the people doesn’t mean that it is right and when the will of the people is to create a class of people that aren’t treated a full citizens then the will of the people is wrong.

  7. crazycorgi says

    He forgot to say “activist judges”. His statement is just rehashing of every other bigot governer so far who has been schooled by the courts. These people really need some new material.

  8. Robert M. says

    Sorry Governor, the Bill of Rights aren’t the only amendments to the US Constitution. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, for example, contains a clause that states:

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    So you see, Governor, your argument is pure BS. Oh, and Governor Brewer, you need to pay attention to this clause as well…

  9. woodroad34 says

    Lost the presidency, lost the bigotry, lost prestige….his reaction is kinda obvious. Bumpkin.

  10. Nick says

    Que the secessionist movement in 3,2,1…..

    Ricky needs to have a time out of humanity and spare his pearls of wisdom for the foreseeable future….

  11. simon says

    “They read the constitution the same way that they read their bible.”
    No they don’t. If they do, they would have believed in the constitution.

  12. james st. james says

    “They read the constitution the same way that they read their bible.”

    yes, they do, in that they don’t actually read either one

  13. Paul R says

    Why are people so cued to say that our enemies and various idiots are closet cases? It makes it sound like being gay is an insult.

    Sure I get the self-loathing part, but if they don’t want to get on the gay train, that’s more than fine by me. I’d prefer that they led their awful, hypocritical lives.

  14. parkrunner says

    All he’s doing is proving the theory that he who yells the loudest is usually a screaming queen.
    (Perry was a “yell leader” at Texas A&M.)

  15. Shad Carson says

    Doesn’t give you the right to discriminate dumbass. Secede if you think you can or want to – but until that day doesn’t come – you can’t discriminate. I mean – not blatantly

  16. Rob says

    No wonder Wendy Davis’ fundraising is blowing away her opponent. I think we need to pitch in and hire an irresistible male escort with a camera and a blue shirt to seduce this guy. Take the bait, Rick. Take it…

  17. says

    #STANDFORTEXAS! Majority rules! majority spoke, and the majority was NOT alowing gays to be married in Texas. Stop trying to change the law. Changing that law is 100% unconstitutional and is comething you see in a Communist Nation! God reigns supreme in Texas! Not Homosexuality! We will overturn this law

  18. Jere says

    Perry doesn’t seem to have any basic understanding of how the government works and how the branches relate to each other the relationship between the states and Federal government. There really needs to be a requirement that people pass some sort of entry level civics class before they can run for any kind of political office.

  19. Bill says

    Please read Texas State Rep, Glen Maxey’s book, “Head Figure Head” about our blowhard Governor Perry’s closested alter-gay life. Quite entertaining. (Anything emanating from Rick Perry’s mouth must be treated with the same respect you’d give a bowl of cat pee.)

  20. anon says

    Rick Perry: “My boyfriend and I are deeply disturbed by this activist court ruling! However, please RSVP ASAP for our Austin nuptials when you get the invite as it’s sure to be overturned by the Supreme Court”.