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63 Texas GOP Lawmakers Sign Court Brief Linking Marriage Equality to Legalized Incest, Pedophilia

GopOver 60 Texas GOP state lawmakers have signed a court brief calling on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Included in those who signed the Texas Conservative Coalition brief is Sen. Dan Patrick, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor and Sen. Ken Paxton, the GOP nominee for attorney general.

Lone Star Q reports:

The brief states that U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia’s February decision striking down the marriage bans opened the door to a variety of unions that society has deemed unacceptable.

“The district court broadened the definition of the ‘existing right to marry’ as one that includes the right of people to ‘select the partners of their choosing’ for marriage, without regard to sex,” the brief states. “If the right to select ‘partners of their choosing’ is the criterion used to invoke marriage as a fundamental right, then marriage restrictions on age, polygamy, and consanguinity are also ripe for challenge.”

Read the brief here:

Texas Conservative Coalition marriage brief


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  1. Education really needs to become a thing in America.

    Posted by: Aaron | Aug 7, 2014 9:28:24 AM

  2. WTF WHAT?!

    Is there a reason no one is suing these "lawmakers" for defamation, prejudice, phobia and encouraging persecution?

    You know what happened to CEOs who had bluntly touted their prejudice?

    Posted by: PHILIE | Aug 7, 2014 9:33:21 AM

  3. Yeah, like incest and pedophilia never happens in families resulting from heterosexual unions.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 7, 2014 9:33:35 AM

  4. Polygamy that still exist is from Heterosexuals...and religion

    Pedophilia..mostly for Heterosexual Men

    People who live in glass houses...

    Posted by: Me | Aug 7, 2014 9:57:08 AM

  5. Come on boys and girls, it's Texas for crying out loud, what did you expect, a parade with marching bands? The land of "steers and queers" is probably one of the most closeted states in the union. I know what I'm talkin' about.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Aug 7, 2014 10:02:24 AM


    I'm with you. I think a good class action lawsuit against the nuts who spread lies and hatred is in order.

    Posted by: Dave | Aug 7, 2014 10:06:56 AM

  7. Don't they want to secede from the US - they are welcome to - they can take Mississippi with them.

    Posted by: MaryM | Aug 7, 2014 10:17:49 AM

  8. @Dave,

    At the very least, they should be declared incompetent as lawmakers under the US's own existing CONSTITUTION.

    How in holy hell could these people be considered in any way "competent" in a civilized country, supposed to respect the Charter of Human Rights!

    Posted by: PHILIE | Aug 7, 2014 10:21:59 AM

  9. I think those folks in Texas are right: the link is very clear in the closeted/perverted minds of righteous republican dimwits.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Aug 7, 2014 10:29:53 AM

  10. Are they having an effing algae bloom in Texas too ?
    Or do they always come up with this level of impenetrable unreconstructed stupidity ?

    Isn't there an exam politicians and aspiring politicians must pass ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Aug 7, 2014 10:30:15 AM

  11. It is hopeful that the court will be not buy into this foolish brief and its faulty information

    Posted by: Bernie | Aug 7, 2014 10:47:28 AM

  12. I do not understand the logic of calling yourself 'conservative' and yet prohibiting the right and rite of marriage from a sizable segment of the population.

    To me a conservative would welcome the inclusion of all into their safe and ordered society.

    Or maybe its just me....

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Aug 7, 2014 11:06:54 AM

  13. Although not surprising, this is absolutely insulting and disgusting!!

    When will it be that Republicans (LIARS) will have to formally provide evidence to the excessive slander, lies and positions they publicly promote.

    Republicans for years have started all of these arguments with the same strategy of "some fear" and what will happen if this happens (BS), however they are never held accountable for things that they predicted that have NOT happened.

    The list could go on an on and has affected real folks in enormous ways from for way too long. They continue to prove they have no purpose in factual society.

    The insanity has to stop!

    Texas and the arrogant Republican Texans who elect them (by the way, gay or straight) will always be considered by the rest of the world as uneducated and hypocritical.

    Posted by: Will G. | Aug 7, 2014 11:10:16 AM

  14. ... and Texans continue the proud(?) heritage of politicking for fun and profit. "Sure! Let's dig up the oldest prejudices available, link them with some of our deepest taboos, put the amalgam out there to rally the frightened and ignorant, and set the stage for another attack on 'activist judges.'"

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Aug 7, 2014 11:20:52 AM

  15. Where's Mike to defend his beloved GOP? I see the acceptance gay Republicans are talking about. So much love for them from their own party. *chuckle*

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 7, 2014 11:44:51 AM

  16. ????

    Posted by: Rowan | Aug 7, 2014 11:49:49 AM

  17. @ TYLER,

    even more interesting--look at MARYM's comment. And her being crowned Miss Gay Mississippi 1978. 'Course her nickname is Rick.

    This blog is sometimes as crazy as motha' fvcka'.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 7, 2014 12:03:06 PM

  18. Derrick, the GOP is the largest troll-run org in the nation. I'm sure Rick is a member. Hating gay people and women is what the GOP and Rick do best.

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 7, 2014 12:51:53 PM

  19. Couldn't the argument be made that it's actually heterosexual marriage that leads to the ills they speak of? If marriage hadn't received special benefits, no one would care. So straight people should accept the responsibility here but they are just victims in all of this. (Also note I'm not saying pedophilia and incest are acceptable, I feel like I need to point that out for some out there)

    Posted by: Erik | Aug 7, 2014 1:00:23 PM

  20. Once again the ignorance and hypocrisy of the Republican idiots is astounding ! This is the party who wanted Mitt Romney, a mormon, to be President. Mormons believe in polygamy and often force their underage daughters into marriages to older mormons. DISGUSTING !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Aug 7, 2014 1:02:11 PM

  21. The nutbags escaped from the asylum !!! And they're republithugs politicians. The heteros are the perverts!!!!

    Posted by: Padraig | Aug 7, 2014 6:39:33 PM

  22. They really should change their mascot from an Elephant to a Dinosaur!


    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Aug 8, 2014 3:02:33 AM

  23. " is quite a leap to suggest that a majority of Texas legislators and voters passed Texas’s marriage laws out of animus towards homosexuals."

    Hahahaha! These TCC people have a sense of humor.

    Just a few years earlier, Texas elected, and re-elected, and supported for President, a Governor (W) who promised to veto any attempt to repeal their illegal law banning "homosexual conduct" (oral and anal).

    Having lived in Texas during the time all this happened, it was pretty plain to me that it was based on nothing but hatred, fueled by religion.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 10, 2014 9:29:36 PM

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