Branch Files Brief Defending State Marriage Law

State Rep. Dan Branch, a candidate in the 2014 state attorney general's race, filed an amicus brief Tuesday with the state Supreme Court to defend a state law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The case in question — involving a couple who married in Massachusetts and later sought a divorce in Texas — also examines whether the attorney general is allowed to intercede. In a news release, Branch, R-Dallas, who declared his candidacy for that position last month, called it “the duty of the Texas Attorney General to defend the sovereignty and laws of ...

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