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    Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Texas Republicans recently unveiled a policy platform that includes a statement of support for legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to same-sex couples as well as for an official to perform a marriage ceremony for gay partners wishing to wed.

    The 25-page proposal debuted last week as a guiding light for the state GOP over the next two years defines its position by saying:

    Marriage Licenses - We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such.
    The proposal from Republicans in the Lone Star state makes the following claims related to the party's view of homosexuality:

    •"We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases."
    •"Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have beenordained by God, recognized by our country's founders, and shared by the majority of Texans."
    •"Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable "alternative" lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should "family" be redefined to include homosexual "couples."
    Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs, Pornography

    Ah Texas...


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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    I don't care much for Texas politics ... at all ... but this kind of backlash is predictable given the rhetoric from the pro-GM side.

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Oh the rhetoric that every person should be able to ruin their lives with marriages? This isn't backlash at all.
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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh the rhetoric that every person should be able to ruin their lives with marriages? This isn't backlash at all.
    As Robin Williams so elequantly put it

    "Same Sex Marriage? That's kinda redundant, anyone who's been married for a long time already knows it's always the same sex"

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Texas has had this as part of their platform since... well, a long time. They want to overturn Lawrence v. Texas and reinstitute laws banning sodomy. (sodomy being specifically related to same-sex contact)

    Among this squabbling over the "Worst State Ever" title, Texas just laughs and goes back to what they've been doing all along. As if anyone could ever dethrone them...
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    As Robin Williams so elequantly put it

    "Same Sex Marriage? That's kinda redundant, anyone who's been married for a long time already knows it's always the same sex"
    Robin Williams live on Broadway is one of my favorite of his stand-ups.

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Robin Williams live on Broadway is one of my favorite of his stand-ups.
    Actually his new one "weapons of Self Destruction"

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    "We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases."
    Yeah, that's why the divorce rate is 50% for STRAIGHT couples

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah, that's why the divorce rate is 50% for STRAIGHT couples
    Everyone knows straight couples only get divorced because of the stress that gay couples place on society.

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    Re: Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Everyone knows straight couples only get divorced because of the stress that gay couples place on society.

    That or because a gay person convinces the husband/wife that they are truly gay and forces them to get a divorce in order to go run away together.

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