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Texas Attorney General: Ban Gay Marriage or Risk ‘Survival of Human Race’

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, currently running for governor, argued that the state’s gay marriage ban is necessary for the “survival of the human race” in court.

In an amicus brief filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Abbott argued that a district judge’s ruling to overturn the gay marriage ban would be detrimental “to the State’s interest in encouraging couples to produce new offspring, which are needed to ensure economic growth and the survival of the human race.”

Abbott wrote, “Because opposite-sex relationships are the only union that is biologically capable of producing offspring, it is rational to believe that opposite-sex marriages will generate new offspring to a greater extent than same-sex marriages will. It is therefore rational for the State to subsidize opposite-sex marriages, which tend to produce benefits for society by generating new off-spring, while withholding these subsidies from same-sex relationships, which are far less likely to provide this particular societal benefit.”

He then somehow tied gay marriage to children born out of wedlock, writing, “By channeling procreative heterosexual intercourse into marriage, Texas’ marriage laws reduce unplanned out-of-wedlock births and the costs that these births impose on society. Recognizing same-sex marriage does not advance this interest because same-sex unions do not result in pregnancy.”

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  • pam95650

    So basically we should ban marriage for any woman over 50 because she can’t reproduce either. When was the last time Mr. Abbot read about how many people are on this planet. We need to slow it down due to the depletion of natural resources.

  • Thom Lee

    If there was any possibility of that it would have already happened. Not to mention since homosexuality spansbthge whole spectrum of animals. They would have gone extinct before man made some extinct and others on thenendabgered list.

    The degree of stupid in some of these people should preclude them from ever being allowed to run for office much less hold one!

  • Bill Grant

    Can we all be honest with ourselves about something? He is a conservative GOPer from Texas, when he says “survival of the human race”, he really means “survival of white people”.

  • John from Texas

    Ridiculous argument!! Especially from a Catholic that ignores the tenets of his religion….birth control. And, btw, how many children has he adopted in support of his anti-abortion stance?

  • Bradley Fried

    And what does any of that drivel have to do with the equal protection clause of the Constitution?