Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
TFN President Kathy Miller, on Twogether in Texas, a state program that provides couples a discount on a marriage license if they take a class from one of more than 2,500 providers statewide, most of them churches or other faith-based groups.
I think the fundamental issue is that the Supreme Court’s ruling said that same-sex marriages can’t be treated differently than opposite-sex marriages with respect to rights, benefits and responsibilities. A discount on your marriage license is clearly a benefit, and the state should not endorse providers that do not follow the Supreme Court’s ruling with respect to gay and lesbian weddings.
Rev. Kimberly Smith-Rogers, an associate pastor at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s freedom to marry ruling.
We believe in a God that includes, not excludes.
“Today Show” co-host Savannah Guthrie, pressing Sen. Ted Cruz on the difference between gay marriage and interracial marriage.
If a state clerk refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, would you agree with that too?
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, following the U.S, Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage.
Today — it’s some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.
Part of the final paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion holding that couples of the same sex have a constitutional right to wed.
Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.