Texas, USA: Dallas County District Attorney Backs Marriage Equality, Suggests Registry

Written by scott on May 23rd, 2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig WatkinsThings are moving along at the local level in Texas as Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins suggests the county create a domestic partner registry. The Dallas Voice reports:

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins came out in support of marriage equality Tuesday and proposed that the county establish a domestic partner registry similar to one administered by Travis County. Watkins, a two-term incumbent who is facing a possible challenge in next year’s Democratic Primary from former Judge John Creuzot, addressed Stonewall Democrats of Dallas during the group’s monthly meeting at Ojeda’s Restaurant on Maple Avenue. Watkins delivered what appeared to be his standard stump speech to the group’s membership, and he didn’t mention LGBT issues. But he spoke to Dallas Voice in an exclusive interview after the meeting.

Small steps, but still, as with the civil unions ordinance in Bisbee, Arizona, it’s a start.

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