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Oh those asshats we call the Texas Republican Party. Recently, in their latest quest to prove they aren’t gay, many a closet-homosexual, also known as the GOP, decided to include this nugget in their state party platform:
“We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy,” the GOP platform reads. Meaning that even though the U.S. Supreme Court overturned sodomy laws last decade (ironically in a case that stemmed from Texas), Texas Republicans would like the state to have the power to criminalize LGBT folks for having sex.
“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,” reads the GOP platform.
If a straight person were to aid and abet a gay couple with marriage in Texas, the GOP would like to see that person serve mandatory jail time.
Now, I like the ladies, and truth be told, I might have a problem with loving to many ladies, but if a lady wants to marry another lady, or man wants to marry another man, am all for it.
Why keep lesbians and gays out of our worst institutions, like marriage and the military? If they want to take on those sad sacks of out-dated societal paradigms, let’em at it.
Because in Texas we can all agree on one thing, the government needs to get the hell on out of our bedrooms.
Funny enough, the Texas GOP actually agrees with me here, but they have to hate on the gays because most GOP members can’t come to terms with their own gayness.
Like Rick Perry. His wife even filed for the divorce over his manlove, but yet he pursues policies against the GLT community least he accept his own desires.
I’d like to see something resembling a Democrat point out this planks of the GOP platform and how they square up with their hating:
A government that promotes policies to unlock individual potential and unleash economic growth. Government that does not try to be all things to all people.
Yet the government is to be our morality police, like they have in Saudi Arabia? We’re broke, Barrel of Hair done spent all our money, and we’re gonna throw people in jail by the power of the state over securing a fellow citizens’ personal liberties?
A society assisting those in need rather than a government trying to solve every problem by just throwing more money at it.
Again, they are going to throw all this money into the police, court and prison system so the Texas GOP can fulfill their desires to be a theocratic Taliban state. It is becoming obvious that the Texas Republicans hate our freedom and democracy.
Opportunity For All
The opportunity to chart one’s own course start a business, chase a dream, or build a life regardless of gender, race, or religion.
What if that dream is marry your soulmate who just happens to be the same sex as you? Or run a business catering to gay or lesbian weddings?
Regardless of what the GOP says here, they are using their own concept of religion to impede on the civil rights of the rugged individuals known as Texans.
I am going to make it a point to get one of those online clergy certificates and start marrying up as many gays as Jesus will let, as many lesbians as Allah will allow.
Hell, might even do it on the Capital steps, because if we do not ensure the rights of all citizens, then none of our rights are secure.
Anything else would just be gay.