10 responses

  1. David in the O.C.
    June 9, 2014

    This last part really clarifies who these people are:
    “…as well as “the recognition of and granting of benefits to people who represent themselves as domestic partners without being legally married.”

    In other words, this has nothing to do with the so-called protection of marriage, and everything to do with anti-gay hatred.

  2. patrick
    June 9, 2014

    Separation of church and state?

  3. SharonB
    June 9, 2014

    This is what the Tea Party does to the brain, people.

    So every time you see that piss-colored rag of rebellion plastered on a car or truck rolling down the highway (especially in Texas), you know the beliefs of the occupants!

  4. Nathaniel
    June 9, 2014

    David, I read that statement as targeting unmarried heterosexuals. While the statement would certainly include gay people, it is not, as Jim presents it, restricted to such. The final sum would be : we oppose letting gays marry, and we oppose giving rights to ANY couple that isn’t actually married (because they are all filthy sinners and need to be spanked).

  5. Bose in St. Peter MN
    June 9, 2014

    As fraudulent and abusive as SOCE therapy is, it’s still a wonder that Texas GOPers are being defrauded into believing that the anti-gay stuff will be good for their party.

    How much less welcome can they make their state to the un- and under-employed (exploding numbers of minimum wage jobs), women (access to self-directed health care), the uninsured (offensively little access to Medicaid) and educators (forcing the teaching of creationism during science class)? Pissing on LGBT folks specifically, and reasonable thinkers generally, is just frosting on the cake.

    And in case that isn’t enough, a bonus: If bad science wrongly convicts you of murdering your own children in Texas, count on your governor to subvert any credible evidence arising later to ensure your execution and the cover-up that follows.

  6. Merv
    June 9, 2014

    This will serve them well in Texas, where the electorate is extremely religious and bigoted.

  7. Joseph Singer
    June 9, 2014

    It’s Texas. You were expecting something different?

    Despite the state’s designation (Tejas) it’s anything but friendly

  8. Lord_Byron
    June 9, 2014

    And not surprisingly we only get silence from groups like GOProud

  9. Steve
    June 9, 2014

    @Nathaniel
    That doesn’t make it any better. That the US discriminates relatively heavily against unmarried straight couples should be fixed as well. There are way too many rights and benefits that are tied to marriage, but shouldn’t and needn’t be.

  10. ebohlman
    June 9, 2014

    There’s also a plank in there supporting the “right” of parents to refuse to vaccinate their children for any reason at all, so we have at least two endorsements of medical quackery.

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