2 Things

1) Horrific and sad story: Teen lesbian couple found shot in Texas park

2) Part of TX GOP’s 2012 platform:

We deplore all discrimination. We also deplore forced sensitivity training and urge repeal of any mandate requiring it. We urge immediate repeal of the Hate Crimes Law. Until the Hate Crimes Law is totally repealed, we urge the Legislature to immediately remove the education curriculum mandate and the sexual orientation category in said Law.

Also:

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.

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3 thoughts on “2 Things

  1. Constitutional Citations on Legislation – We urge that all bills presented in the U.S. and Texas Congress
    include citations to the authorizing constitutional provision, cost to implement, and impact on the family.

    I think it’s quite quaint that they believe anyone understands social dynamics enough to predict what impact legislation will have on the family…oh wait, they’re not going to ask SCIENTISTS, I forgot!

  2. “We deplore all discrimination, except for the many kinds we go on to explicitly and/or implicitly endorse.”

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