AUSTIN, TX - Today, Todd Staples, Agriculture Commissioner and conservative candidate for Lieutenant Governor, released the following statement after a judge in San Antonio issued an injunction stopping the enforcement of a Texas constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
“As the author of the constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, I am disappointed that judicial activism is once again trying to trump the will of the people. This ruling is the poster child of the culture war occurring in America today. We will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court,” stated Todd Staples.
In 2005, as a State Senator, Staples sponsored and helped pass a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one-man and one-woman.