The Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide on Friday.
Thus, Texas has become the 46th state in the U.S. to officially classify and commemorate the 1915-1923 annihilation of Ottoman Turkey’s indigenous Christian Armenian community as genocide, reports Asbarez.com.
“We are grateful to the Texas House of Representatives for standing on the right side of history by making their dynamic state the latest member of our Union to unequivocally and vociferously honor the memory of the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide despite overwhelming Turkish opposition,” remarked Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region Chair Nora Hovsepian, as quoted by the news website.
Turkey denies the World War I-era killings of Armenians constituted genocide. Its government did not immediately react to the resolution in Texas.