Same sex marriage Update:
Next week Tuesday November 18,
the Houston-Galveston Area Council of local governments is set to consider disregarding state law on traditional marriage and award retirement benefits to same-sex couples.
Attached is the documentation from the October 21st H-GAC Board or Directors Meeting. (H-GAC is a council of governments in the Houston area made up of 13 counties and the cities within those counties.) See item 5B, “Retirement Plan Revision”. This revision would recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
The revision would bring the H-GAC retirement plan into compliance with the IRS-Revenue Ruling 2013-17 and Notice 2014-19 regarding determination of married persons. These issuances require that two individuals who are legally married in any jurisdiction, regardless of gender, have protected marital rights and those rights supersede any local law restrictions that are based on the gender of the persons. RETIREMENT PLAN REVISIONS
If we, as freemen, do not draw the line here against the political correctness, moral decline, and government fiat in this country, our children will inherit the bonds of moral slavery. What will you say when they ask, “What did you do?” and “Why did you not stand?”
If you wish to stand and voice your opinion on this matter, you may attend the next meeting and do just that.
Prior to the meeting you may sign-up for three minutes of public comment, to express your view to your elected H-GAC board member before they vote. (See links below)
For more information, please contact:
Galveston County Commissioner