Pastor and Marriage Protection Bills on Floor this Week
Monday, May 11, the full Senate will debate and take a vote on the Pastor Protection Bill, SB 2065 by Sen. Craig Estes. The companion House bill, HB 3567 by Rep. Scott Sanford, is scheduled for a floor vote on Tuesday, May 12.
The Pastor/Clergy Protection Bill ensures that the government cannot force a pastor, clergy member, or church to perform a marriage that would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs. The recent oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on the same-sex marriage case revealed that under current law pastors may not be protected if states are forced to redefine marriage. With a very short window of time, we must do everything we can to protect the religious freedom rights of Texas pastors and churches.
Please Take Action to Support the Pastor Protection Act:
- CLICK HERE to email your State Senator and Representative and ask them to vote for SB 2065/HB 3567.
- In addition, please also call your State Senator and Representative. CLICK HERE to lookup your legislators’ capitol office phone number.
Marriage Bill, HB 4105, Scheduled for House Floor Vote Tuesday
The Preservation of State Sovereignty over Marriage Act, HB 4105 by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr., is also scheduled for a floor vote on Tuesday, May 12. Please also contact your State Representative in support of HB 4105.
HB 4105 would further protect and defend Art. 1., Sec. 32, of the Texas Constitution by prohibiting the use of state or local funds from being used for licensing same-sex “marriage”.
Please Take Action to Protect Texas Marriage Laws:
- CLICK HERE to contact your State Representative and ask them to vote for HB 4105.
- In addition, please also call your State Representative. CLICK HERE to lookup your legislators’ capitol office phone number.