Office of the Governor Rick Perry

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

Thursday, October 01, 2009  •  Press Release

AUSTIN – 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."

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