Sen. Ellis votes against SB 2065, anti-gay marriage bill


(Austin, TX) // Today, Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) voted against SB 2065 on the Senate floor and offers the following quote:

“This bill is a solution in search of a problem,” said Senator Ellis. “In the more than 30 states where same-sex couples can legally marry, no clergy or house of worship has ever been compelled to perform a same-sex wedding. The fact is that there are many faith traditions that embrace gay and lesbian couples and joyfully celebrate these marriages. Nobody is reliant on forcing a reluctant pastor in order to get married.”


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