Jonathan Saenz was outside the 5th Circuit courthouse in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 9, while inside attorneys were delivering oral arguments were in three marriage equality cases. Saenz wrote on his Facebook page, “The Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell did an excellent job defending our Texas marriage laws yesterday. The only way Texas loses is if the federal judges decide to legislate from the bench.”
Mitchell based his argument for discrimination on the idea that marriage is a subsidy.
Saenz is president of a conservative organization called Texas Values. He formerly served as an attorney and legislative director for Plano-based Liberty Institute, which is currently challenging that city’s nondiscrimination ordinance as unconstitutional.
His anti-gay hatred probably began when his wife left him for a woman.
Erin Moore caught Saenz outside the courthouse: