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AG Abbot: 'ban on same-sex marriage promotes childbirth'

Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in “stable, lasting relationships”, the state’s attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

Attorney general Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor, said the views of ban opponents could be considered “rational”. But he argued that Texas voters have the right under the US constitution’s equal protection clause, the same amendment often cited by ban opponents, to define marriage in a way that best supports children.

“There are good, well-meaning people on both sides,” he wrote to the fifth US circuit court of appeals, echoing previous sentiments in the case. But he argued that opposite-sex couples are better suited to have and raise children, and thus help reduce “societal costs”.

 

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