Statement by Gov. Perry on Ruling Regarding the Definition of Marriage

Statement

By:  Rick Perry
Date: Oct. 1, 2009
Location: Austin, TX

Statement by Gov. Perry on Ruling Regarding the Definition of Marriage:

Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding a Dallas judge's ruling that Texas' definition of marriage is unconstitutional:

"Texas voters and lawmakers have repeatedly affirmed the view that marriage is defined as between one man and one woman. I believe the ruling is flawed and should be appealed. I am confident that Attorney General Abbott and the will of Texas voters will prevail, and traditional marriage will be upheld in our state."