The wife of Jonathan Saenz, president
of the anti-gay group Texas Values, left him for another woman.
Texas Values has worked against passage
of LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in San Antonio and
Houston, alleging that such laws pave the way for Christian
Saenz also has claimed that allowing
gay couples to marry will
lead to polygamy and incest.
According to Lone
Star Q, Jonathan Saenz and Corrine Saenz were married nearly
9 years and share custody of two sons and one daughter.
Corrine Saenz filed for divorce in 2011
– which became final two years later – claiming “discord or
conflicts of personalities.”
As the divorce proceeded, Saenz
unsuccessfully attempted to permanently bar Ercilia M. Paredes, his
ex-wife's girlfriend and an elementary school teacher, from being in
the presence of their three children.
Court records indicate that Saenz
stated that Corrine Saenz was “deeply involved in her relationship
with Ms. Paredes as early as the fall of 2010.” However, there is
no mention of Paredes in the final divorce decree.