Texas GOP position regarding homosexuality

Isobel - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )

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Apparently, not only should gay people not be allowed by married, but indeed should be put in jail...???

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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

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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.

Family Values – We affirm that this section is a response to the attacks on traditional family values. These include wellfunded,

vigorous political and judicial attempts by powerful organizations and branches of the government to force

acceptance, affirmation and normalization of homosexual behavior upon school children, parents, educational institutions,

businesses, employees, government bodies and religious institutions and charities. These aggressive, intolerant efforts

marginalize as bigots anyone who dissents.

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.

Marriage Licenses – 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.





Homosexuality – We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown

of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. 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 our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to

include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant

special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin),

custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil

penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.





Texas Sodomy Statutes – 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.





Pornography – We urge our governmental bodies to enforce laws regarding all forms of pornography. We urge more

stringent legislation to prohibit all pornography including virtual pornography and operation of sexually–oriented

businesses. We oppose the sale of “Not Rated” (NR) movies and video games to minors.

Ethics in Broadcasting – We call upon the Federal Communications Commission to revoke broadcast licenses of stations

that air programs and advertisements in violation of existing laws and FCC guidelines. We further oppose reinstatement of

the Fairness Doctrine and any similar concept, which would limit outlets for free speech.

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Rosie - posted on 06/25/2010

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i was talking to my husband about this, and he goes "i wonder how they are going to try to figure out their prison sentences? are they going to go by inches taken, or number of times they've taken it?" lol! sometimes my husbands sarcasm creeps me out a bit!!

Tracey - posted on 06/25/2010

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According to my friend who is a director of several gay rights charities approx 10% of the population is homosexual, no need for sarcasm just stating a fact, and according to reports the next UK census requires people to state not only their sexuality but also the number of sexual partners so not only a gay "registry' but also a slut registry and as we already have to state our religion, why not call it a religous registry.

Tracey - posted on 06/25/2010

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According to my friend who is a director of several gay rights charities approx 10% of the population is homosexual, no need for sarcasm just stating a fact.

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Really? Only 10% of the population is gay? I thought it was a lot more than that! I mean, is there a national registry on the number of gay people?

Tracey - posted on 06/24/2010

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From a purely financial perspective, apparantly 10% of the population is gay, if you put 10% of tax payers in prison and have the state pay for their upkeep, food, clothing, etc how are you going to afford this?

Iris - posted on 06/22/2010

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This is just sick and cruel and discrimination. I really don't know what to say... Are these people living in the same decade/century I am?

Lea - posted on 06/22/2010

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You know that a lot of these people have been outed as gay or doing gay acts themselves. So why would they do this? Ready, set, psychology...

Johnny - posted on 06/22/2010

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Wow. Is the entire Texas GOP self-hating gays or just a portion? I suppose they want the sodomy laws reintroduced so that they can be sent to jail and have a better excuse for getting sodomize. Oops, I dropped the soap!

Suzette - posted on 06/22/2010

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Okay, first I have to say that not all Republicans feel this way. (I'm not republican but I do know some of them who are open minded.) Second, not everyone in Texas feels this way. (I'm sure that everyone here knows this, but because it was stated that Texas should be its own country, well this isn't grounds enough for that.)

Now, to address the OP, this is some asinine crap!!! I cannot believe some of the politics and the way that people feel about homosexuals and how homophobic people can be to the point that they feel the need to do THIS. Seriously? I've found that most people who are homophobic only feel that way because they're hiding the feelings they have toward the same sex. They need to do themselves a favor and go buy a damn video or magazine and explore a little bit.

Isobel - posted on 06/22/2010

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I meant that my boyfriend would be upset if sodomy was against the law...not if gay people were given rights...just to be clear hahahahahaha

Jodi - posted on 06/22/2010

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The attitude toward gay people by some annoys me to no end. I was reading through the responses, and noticed Kati wrote pretty much exactly what I was thinking! WTF?

And good point Meghan, will straight people be jailed for sodomy too (and how would they know ANYWAY)?

Hannah - posted on 06/22/2010

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@Meghan, I couldn't agree with you more. I don't understand why people get worked up over anything that doesn't affect them. And that is on both sides of the political fence. Gay marriage doesn't affect you personally and neither does the ten commandments in a judges court room. If you don't want to be Gay, fine and if you don't believe in God, fine! Gawd Damn people are so stinking sensitive.

Meghan - posted on 06/22/2010

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I just have one question about the sodomy statute...do people opposing male relationships realize that some STRAIGHT people do this too? Is it ok for a straight couple?

*Edit* I have to add that it totally amazes me that SOO many people get worked up about another's sexual preference. I am quite happy being straight, but I have a few gay friends...their life style doesn't affect me AT ALL!! I think homosexuals should be able to get married and have children...they are human..they should have the right to be as unhappy as the rest of us! lol

LaCi - posted on 06/22/2010

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nah. no crazy divisions. We'll just have a "pick your side" day in which everyone can decide if they'd like to be an american or a texan... or a mexican.. we could throw in mexico too, pick the line you'd like to cross on tuesday and then we build a giant wall to keep the texans in their place ;)

Krista - posted on 06/22/2010

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Except for Austin. Austin's cool. It can be like the Hong Kong of Texas.

Krista - posted on 06/22/2010

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I love how they get all butthurt about being called bigots.

"How dare you call us bigots just because we want to deny gay people civil rights and to throw them in jail for what they do with other consenting gay adults?"

If the shoe fits, f**ker....

Becky - posted on 06/22/2010

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Wow, that's extreme! it sounds to me like not only do they want to ban gay marriage, but even to do away with common-law unions! Yeah, that should go over well!

ME - posted on 06/22/2010

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I posted this story on PDM this morning too...can't believe it...I don't even know what to say!

Jessica - posted on 06/22/2010

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haha Kati, you pretty much put exactly what I was thinking! Thats insane!

Isobel - posted on 06/22/2010

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And for all you who say that you are republican but you think that Gay people should have civil unions...not in Texas.

"refuse to recognize, or grant
special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin),
custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits."

Amie - posted on 06/22/2010

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It's the Texas GOP's platform for 2010 and what Laura said. It may be hard to prosecute but the very fact that they'd think of a blanket sodomy law is ridiculous.

Isobel - posted on 06/22/2010

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I spaced it out a little better...Texas Sodomy Statutes-"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. "

Since that is clearly how gay men make love...they will be sent to jail if they offend.

*Lisa* - posted on 06/22/2010

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Where was that from??
I couldn't see any demands that homosexuals be jailed.

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