Some East Texas officials disagree with same-sex marriage ruling
June 26, 2015 at 11:38 a.m.
Updated June 26, 2015 at 11:38 a.m.
While celebrations in parts of the country celebrated a Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage legal throughout the United States, several East Texas officials took to social media to disagree with the decision.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, wrote on Facebook of the ruling, "Civil government's role in marriage should be to recognize marriage and respect it, not to redefine it or pretend that it is a government creation."
He went on to post that, "Our fight to restore and enhance the sacred institution of marriage as revealed by God, must be won in hearts as well as in courtrooms."
State Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, posted on Facebook about his co-authorship of the Defense of Marriage Act in the Texas House and wrote, “Today, Supreme Court trampled on the very fabric of the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in order to impose their liberal agenda on the American people.”
Glynn Stone, pastor of Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, mentioned the ruling in a tweet, calling it "tragically sad."