How exactly does this legislation "launch a preemptive strike" against the upcoming Supreme Court ruling? Assuming the court rules in favor of the plaintiffs, this law will simply be ignored, and even if Texas could push the issue, clerks would likely refuse to issue licenses altogether in order to stay in bounds of the law. I doubt that would last long.Texas Republicans are pushing legislation to bar local officials from granting same-sex couples licenses to marry, launching a preemptive strike against a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling next month that could declare gay marriage legal.
Supporters of the measure, which is scheduled for a vote as soon as Tuesday in the Texas House, said it would send a powerful message to the court. Taking a cue from the anti-abortion movement, they said they also hoped to keep any judicially sanctioned right to same-sex marriage tied up in legal battles for years to come.
No, the purpose here is not to "launch a preemptive strike" but simply to win political points.
Could you provide the Article and Section number that specifies this?
I believe he's referring to Article I Section 8 that says "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;".
But I could be wrong, we'll have to wait and see where the Constitution explicitly provides a time frame.
The SCOTUS simply wasn't wrong in how they ruled in the example he tried to use. The Constitution is wrong for not specifying a length of time, being too vague. It needs to be changed but people simply don't care enough to do it.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.