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Family SilhouetteFrom Texas Rep. Drew Springer, District 68

HB 1568

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2013

 

CONTACT
Travis McCormick
(512) 463- 0526
Travis.McCormick@house.state.tx.us

 

 

REP. SPRINGER FILES HB 1568 TO PROTECT TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES

 

AUSTIN, TX. — Today, Rep. Drew Springer filed HB 1568 to protect family values and the definition of marriage in the Texas Constitution.

 

 

In 2003, Texas passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage in the Constitution as the union of one man and one woman. This past fall, Pflugerville Independent School District became the first school district in the state to enact a policy in which same-sex domestic partners can acquire insurance benefits.

 

 

The policy in Pflugerville comes in direct conflict with the Texas Constitution, because Texas does not legally recognize domestic partners.

 

 

“Our tax-dollars are for educating kids, not for enacting policies that attempt to get the state to recognize homosexual relationships” said Springer. “To think Pflugerville has sued the state for more funding, while at the same time bankrolling a lifestyle most Texans do not agree with is quite disturbing to me.”

 

 

Chuck Smith, president of Equality Texas has stated that, “the school district’s actions may be impetus for other school districts to do the same”.

 

 

Springer’s HB 1568 eliminates the healthcare funding for any school districts  that offer insurance or other benefits to a person not a district employee or a spouse or child of a district employee.

 

 

“This bill is a clear message to every Texas school district, if they mess with the Texas Constitution, it will cost them, dearly,” said Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values.

 

 

Over 25 members have signed onto HB 1568 at the time of filing, a good indication of its general support in the Texas House.

 

 

If you have any questions about this legislation, please feel free to contact his Capitol office by phone (512) 463- 0526 or by email Drew.Springer@house.state.tx.us at any time for more information.

 

 

These are the Texas House members who have already signed on to support Rep. Springer’s HB 1568.  Please contact all of the Texas House members and ask them to sign on to this bill.  Also, please thank the members below for supporting HB 1568 

( http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Authors.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=HB1568 ). 

 

 

Primary AuthorDate Filed
Springer02/20/2013

 

 

Joint AuthorsDate Signed On
Laubenberg02/20/2013
Bonnen, Dennis02/20/2013
Smithee02/20/2013
Harper-Brown02/20/2013

 

 

Coauthors (22)Date Signed On
Bell02/20/2013
Capriglione02/20/2013
Creighton02/20/2013
Fallon02/20/2013
Frank02/20/2013
Hughes02/20/2013
Klick02/20/2013
Krause02/20/2013
Kuempel02/20/2013
Leach02/20/2013
Perry02/20/2013
Phillips02/20/2013
Price02/20/2013
Raney02/20/2013
Sanford02/20/2013
Simmons02/20/2013
Stephenson02/20/2013
Stickland02/20/2013
Thompson, Ed02/20/2013
Toth02/20/2013
Turner, Scott02/20/2013
White02/20/2013

 

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

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