GOP Texans: Gay Marriage Leads to Incest

Sixty-three Texas Republicans have signed an amicus brief that claims legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to the government to sanctioning incest, pedophilia, and polygamy. Signatures on the brief submitted to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals include Texas House Speaker Pro Tempore Dennis Bonnen and GOP nominee for lieutenant governor, state senator Dan Patrick. The brief states that the courts should take into account “that recognition of same-sex marriage ‘could lead to the recognition of bigamy, incest, pedophilia, and group marriage.’” The legislators filed the amicus brief on behalf of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot's appeal of U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia’s ruling that the state’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.