Gay Denton activist Tyler Carlton has been working with city officials for months in an effort to pass a resolution in support of same-sex marriage, but now Carlton reports that the item may not be considered by the council until next year.
Carlton presented to the City Council in April, and later wrote the resolution himself and urged council members to support it. He tried meeting with council members, but only one, Dalton Gregory, agreed to meet with him to discuss the resolution. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 rulings, Carlton updated the resolution and hoped it would make it onto an August council agenda.
The resolution was slated for consideration Tuesday night, but Carlton said Gregory and other members who had been on board changed their minds, fearing the resolution would hurt relationships between the city and state Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, and state Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Lake Dallas.
Now Carlton, who’s moving to Boston in a week, said the resolution is on hold indefinitely.
“It’s on hold. It’s not done,” he said. “It’s on a long-term hold.”