While Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has been the target of widespread criticism, he has garnered support from not only prospective Republican presidential candidates, but the first official entrant in the race, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Springer proposed an amendment to the state budget giving Education Commissioner Michael Williams and Attorney General Ken Paxton — both Republicans — the leeway to determine whether school districts are violating the state ban on marriage equality through the use of expanded benefits programs.
“When this bill was signed, right over here in this very office, standing behind the governor was a mish-mash of every kind of anti-marriage-equality lobbyist that exists. If you read what they say [in support of] the bill, it becomes very clear that there is an intent to discriminate.”
In a move sure to anger some on the political right, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal to a 9th Circuit court’s ruling that school administrators in Morgan Hill, California, did not violate three students’ constitutional rights by telling them to remove clothing bearing American flag images during a school-sanctioned celebration of Cinco de Mayo.