Texas Gov. To Sign Anti-Gay Marriage Measure At Christian School by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: June 3, 2005 2:00 pm ET (Austin, Texas) Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday will sign legislation sending to voters this fall a proposed amendment to the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Rather than putting his name to the bill in his office Perry has decided to sign the document at Calvary Christian Academy in Forth Worth. The decision has angered moderates in the state who say the governor is blurring the line separating church and state. "As I recall, Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple, and I wonder how long it will be before people of faith get fed up with opportunistic political campaigning in their houses of worship," said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network. Perry counters that the church school is the appropriate venue for "values-related issues." "A church is an appropriate place to come together and celebrate a victory for the values of the people of Texas," Perry said when questioned about the decision by the media earlier this week while he was at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth where he signed a workers compensation bill. The Texas Senate approved the proposed amendment with a 21-8 vote earlier this month. (story) Last month, the House narrowly passed the proposal, which would define marriage as between one man and one woman. State law already prohibits same-sex marriages, but supporters of the amendment say they fear the law could be struck down in court. Perry also will sign a bill that requires parental consent for girls younger than 18 to undergo abortions on Sunday at the school.