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Texas Judge Leaves The GOP After Officiating Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Terry Jennings is now the only Democrat on the Texas First Court of Appeals.
Texas Judge Leaves The GOP After Officiating Same-Sex Marriage
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Justice Terry Jennings has been on the Texas First Court of Appeals since 2000. Once a Republican, Jennings is now the first Democrat on the court. On Saturday, Jennings officiated at a same-sex wedding and then officially defected from the Republican party that he says 'left him' .

“Today’s Republican Party has chosen a dark path I cannot take,” Jennings said at a Democratic fundraising dinner over the weekend, where he officially made the announcement that he was switching parties.


Jennings had been thinking
about becoming a Democrat for some time, and he began to think about it more as his children ― who are in high school and college ― asked him how he could still identify as a Republican with everything going on in the party these days.

“As the father of two daughters, and the son of a woman born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, I am equally excited that we are about to elect our first woman president,” he said in his remarks. “Too many Republicans are not. I appreciate and embrace that we are a nation of immigrants, of individuals of many different faiths and ethnicities — all one people under our Constitution — all of whom are guaranteed equal protection under the law. Too many Republicans do not.”

I guess we know his choice for President.

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