Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Monday that his office
will file a federal lawsuit to block the start of San Antonio's
gay-inclusive non-discrimination law.
Council members approved the ordinance last week after a
protracted and bitter public debate.
Antonio approves gay-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.)
Abbott, a Republican who announced last month he's running for
governor, told 1200 WOAI News that the law violates the Texas
“Section 32 of Article One of the Texas Constitution concerns
same sex marriage,” Abbott
told the radio station. “If someone says we are going to stand
on the law, they would be guilty of violating that San Antonio
“There is a provision in here, that seems to silence anyone who
may have a disagreement with that ordinance,” he added. “I
believe that violates the First Amendment protections of freedom of
speech and freedom of religion, and violates the Texas Constitution.”