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TX Governor Rick Perry Blasts Ruling Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban


Texas Governor Rick Perry released a statement on today's ruling by a federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage:

"Texans spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly voting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in our Constitution, and it is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens. The 10th Amendment guarantees Texas voters the freedom to make these decisions, and this is yet another attempt to achieve via the courts what couldn't be achieved at the ballot box. We will continue to fight for the rights of Texans to self-determine the laws of our state."

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  1. blah blah blah blah ... what a moron.

    Posted by: reality | Feb 26, 2014 4:41:25 PM

  2. ah... that commercial.
    the brokeback mountain jacket and the backgroud music by a gay jew from brookln as perry rambles on about christianity and why it's ok to discriminate against gays.
    his creative staff should do their homework.

    Posted by: woody | Feb 26, 2014 4:45:32 PM

  3. entirely predictable response what you would expect from a sexual fundamentalist anti government Republican.

    Posted by: Tom | Feb 26, 2014 4:45:43 PM

  4. Read the constitution ass - marriage is not defined in our constition. You must be thinking about Russia.

    Posted by: robertL | Feb 26, 2014 4:53:06 PM

  5. "it is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens"???
    It is not his role as an idiot to tell the courts what to do.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 26, 2014 4:55:48 PM

  6. STFU Rick(deep in the closet)Fairy.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Feb 26, 2014 4:58:00 PM

  7. Speak as loudly and clearly as you like... if you pass an unconstitutional law it will be struck down by a higher court.

    Posted by: fanboi | Feb 26, 2014 4:59:39 PM

  8. Someone needs to remind him that Texas was also pro-slavery. Just because it is the will of the people doesn't mean that it is right and when the will of the people is to create a class of people that aren't treated a full citizens then the will of the people is wrong.

    Posted by: ladi | Feb 26, 2014 5:00:06 PM

  9. How bout if you just end with "fight for the rights of Texans," as$hole?

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Feb 26, 2014 5:02:53 PM

  10. This idiot must believe that gays cannot be Texans.

    Posted by: roger | Feb 26, 2014 5:03:44 PM

  11. He forgot to say "activist judges". His statement is just rehashing of every other bigot governer so far who has been schooled by the courts. These people really need some new material.

    Posted by: crazycorgi | Feb 26, 2014 5:05:25 PM

  12. Sorry Governor, the Bill of Rights aren't the only amendments to the US Constitution. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, for example, contains a clause that states:

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    So you see, Governor, your argument is pure BS. Oh, and Governor Brewer, you need to pay attention to this clause as well...

    Posted by: Robert M. | Feb 26, 2014 5:12:11 PM

  13. Says the gay man himself.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 26, 2014 5:12:36 PM

  14. Poor ignorant bigot.

    Posted by: Perry | Feb 26, 2014 5:13:42 PM

  15. As usual, Texas remains the anus of our nation.

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Feb 26, 2014 5:19:06 PM

  16. Ya know what would make me truly happy? Someone successfully outing this guy.

    Posted by: RCChicago | Feb 26, 2014 5:29:35 PM

  17. Governor, you can blow it out your a**!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 26, 2014 5:45:16 PM

  18. Lost the presidency, lost the bigotry, lost prestige....his reaction is kinda obvious. Bumpkin.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 26, 2014 5:51:10 PM

  19. Que the secessionist movement in 3,2,1.....

    Ricky needs to have a time out of humanity and spare his pearls of wisdom for the foreseeable future....

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 26, 2014 5:53:48 PM

  20. They read the constitution the same way that they read their bible.

    Posted by: Sammy | Feb 26, 2014 6:02:54 PM

  21. Get your knickers in a knot much ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 26, 2014 6:03:12 PM

  22. "They read the constitution the same way that they read their bible."
    No they don't. If they do, they would have believed in the constitution.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 26, 2014 6:10:19 PM

  23. I knew we would hear from the Archbishop of Stupid, oops, I mean the Governor of Texas.

    Posted by: Stephen Rider | Feb 26, 2014 6:11:51 PM

  24. "They read the constitution the same way that they read their bible."

    yes, they do, in that they don't actually read either one

    Posted by: james st. james | Feb 26, 2014 6:16:08 PM

  25. Why are people so cued to say that our enemies and various idiots are closet cases? It makes it sound like being gay is an insult.

    Sure I get the self-loathing part, but if they don't want to get on the gay train, that's more than fine by me. I'd prefer that they led their awful, hypocritical lives.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 26, 2014 7:07:28 PM

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