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The Republican Party of Texas Really Hates Gay People

I linked to a post about this in the round-up, but it's worth posting on its own.

Gop_texasThe Texas Republican Party platform 2012. They hate us, they really, really hate us.


We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained 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 public policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.

Family and Defense of Marriage

We support the definition of marriage as a God-ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society, and we oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists. We call on the President and Congress to take immediate action to defend the sanctity of marriage. We are resolute that Congress exercise authority under the United States Constitution, and pass legislation withholding jurisdiction from the Federal Courts in cases involving family law, especially any changes in the definition of marriage. We further call on Congress to pass and the state legislatures to ratify a marriage amendment declaring that marriage in the United States shall consist of and be recognized only as the union of a natural man and a natural woman.

Neither the United States nor any state shall recognize or grant to any unmarried person the legal rights or status of a spouse. We oppose the recognition of and granting of benefits to people who represent themselves as domestic partners without being legally married. We advocate the repeal of laws that place an unfair tax burden on families. We call upon Congress to completely remove the marriage penalty in the tax code, whereby a married couple receives a smaller standard deduction than their unmarried counterparts living together. The primary family unit consists of those related by blood, heterosexual marriage, or adoption. The family is responsible for its own welfare, education, moral training, conduct, and property.

Judicial Activism in Marriage

We support marriage and oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists.

Enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act

We support the enforcement of the State and Federal Defense of Marriage Act by state and federal officials respectively, and oppose creation, recognition and benefits for partnerships outside of marriage that are being provided by some political subdivisions.

Marriage and Divorce

We believe in the sanctity of marriage and that the integrity of this institution should be protected at all levels of government. We urge the Legislature to rescind no-fault divorce laws. We support Covenant Marriage.

Family Values

We support the affirmation of traditional Judeo-Christian family values and oppose the continued assault on those values.

The whole document is HERE.

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  1. @JJEFFROB Have those demanding the "right to be just like everybody else" ever thought what it might cost anyone else? It might seem not. But apparently they have -- if most knowing they won't have to pay the price themselves. "Honey?"

    @ONFLUDRAGON Go crawl back in your shell, or better yet film a Dan Savage "It Get's Better" video. Go see "Magic Mike."

    Posted by: mistk | Jun 27, 2012 2:00:41 PM

  2. Platform writing is an entirely onanistic exercise. It usually expresses political frustration more than anything, like the rantings of a disappointed child.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 27, 2012 2:24:32 PM

  3. No surprises here and I would also not be surprised if some self-hating homosexuals had a hand (no pun intentionally intended but it DOES fit!) in writing us this hate-filled manifesto that clearly reminds us of the mistake we made in bringing Texas back into the fold after ten years as an independent country. I feel badly for friends of mine (all heterosexual married folks by the by) in Austin, Houston and San Antonio that have to live amidst this dreck-filled cesspool of hatemongers and morons! Amongst my friends are Republicans as I remember many of them to be before the party totally lost its true focus, a few of my nearest and dearest in Texas are a husband and wife from the military who supported the repeal of DADT as well. The only positive out of all this is the nature of our enemy is truly exposed in all its nakedness. These folks have severe sexual dysfunction aside from their religiously induced opiated state of mind. I have confidence they will NOT prevail in the long run. The sad thing too is they are no less fanatical in their zealotry than the Taliban and the warring sects within Islam. And in Texas they CAN carry arms! A truly frightening prospect when one of the two major political parties pretty much fuels the flames of bigotry.

    Posted by: Kenn | Jun 27, 2012 4:41:41 PM

  4. Okay, it's now official. Texas is the sweaty armpit of the nation. You couldn't pay me to live in that state. (and yet, sadly, I have lesbian family and friends there). As for the Texas GOPs. . . you people have been swimming in the same gene pool far too long. Come on - everybody out of the pool - now!

    Posted by: Karen | Jun 28, 2012 3:26:59 PM

  5. To call them retarded truly is an insult to retarded people.

    These people remind me of that bumper sticker, "Lord, protect me from your followers."

    Posted by: Armando | Jul 2, 2012 1:18:06 AM

  6. I think the scariest part of all this is that there are still people that do not point and laugh at repubs on sight. But those people are getting pretty old, so we just need to wait. Maybe that is why they oppose universal healthcare, they subconsciously know that they are destroying everything this country has worked for, so they are trying to restrict their own access to doctors to speed their trip into the dirt.

    Posted by: coffeepotdome | Jul 26, 2012 5:50:09 AM

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