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Texas Attorney General: It is in my state’s interest to ban same-sex marriage

  • Mark Y

    Scumbag. I’d love to research his family tree. I imagine there’d be a few KKK white hoods in his closet.

    • Truth

      The arguments espoused by these vile bigots against gay marriage are exactly the same as those put forward against interracial marriage and racial equality …..

      • Steven Gregory

        Bigotry has no imagination and depends upon lack of empathy as well as ignorance of history.

    • Jon (Malaysia)

      And a few waking up just to say, “Good morning, cousin Ma”.

      • Steven Gregory

        Dear Texas Son,

        I’m writing this slow ’cause I know you can’t read fast. We don’t live where we did when you first left. Your father read in the paper that most accidents happen within 20 miles of home, so we moved. I won’t be able to send you the address ’cause the last family here took the numbers with them for their next house, so they wouldn’t have to change their address.

        This place has a washing machine. The first day I put four shirts in,
        pulled the chain, and I haven’t seen ’em since. The coat you wanted me to send you, your Aunt Sue said it would be a little too heavy to send in the mail with the heavy buttons, so we cut ’em off and put them in the pockets.

        Your father has a new job with several hundred people under him. He cuts the lawn at the cemetery.

        About your sister – she had a baby this morning. I haven’t found out whether it’s a girl or a boy, so I don’t know if you are an Aunt or and Uncle. But it has your eyes.

        We got a bill from the funeral home, said if we didn’t make the last
        payment on Grandma’s funeral, up she comes. Your Uncle Joe fell in the whisky vat yesterday – some men tried to pull him out but he fought ’em all off and finally drowned. We cremated him right after and he’s still burning good this morning.

        The neighbors next door have started to keep pigs. We just got wind of it this morning.

        Your father took me to the doctor’s the other day. The doctor put a
        small tube in my mouth and told me not to open it for ten minutes. Your father tried to buy it from him.

        It only rained twice last week. Once for three days, then for four days. It was so windy that one of our chickens laid the same egg four times.

        Three of your friends went off the bridge in a pick-up truck, one was driving, two in the back. The driver rolled the window down and swam out. The two in the back couldn’t get the tail-gate open so they drowned.

        Love, Your favorite aunt, Mama

        P.S. Was going to send you money, but the envelope was already sealed.

        • Leonard Woodrow

          Thank you for that, Stephen! My biggest laugh this week! :)

          • Steven Gregory

            I’m glad you enjoyed!

    • Peter Moseley

      “I’d love to research his family tree”

      Then get off your arse and do it. Use the internet. After all, that is what it is there for, to research dead-interesting stuff like that. Let us know how you get on.

  • Halou

    “in the interest of ensuring children are born in “stable, lasting relationships.””

    Because gay and lesbian people cannot ever commit themselves to stable and lasting relationships? They’re too sub-human to get with things like emotions. Inferiority is written in their DNA like a gay gene?

    The reason why instability is seen as commonplace in gay and lesbian relationships is because the state constitution effectively makes gay relationship stability illegal.

    As for it being the job of the people of the state to decide who is superior and who isn’t, I don’t recall Texans ever coming together and by their own initiative improving the pay and working conditions of the black folk.

  • James Orpin

    He must be wearing ‘Desperation’ the new fragrance from Calvin Klein

    • Rumbelow

      Or “Sorry I shat my pants” by Doir Exclusives.

    • Steven Gregory

      Did Calvin concoct that scent for his last boyfriend?… emphasis on “boy.”

  • CHBrighton

    And how does gay marriage affect stable, lasting relationships? And in any case what does ‘stable and lasting’ mean in a state with a population of 26 million and a divorce rate of 82 thousand in 2010 (and near that in every other year). I think the real reason behind the Attorney General’s claim, is the statistic that says that 85% of Texans are members of the Catholic or Evangelical Protestant religions. This indicates to me that the Attorney General is seeking to impose the model of society and family life even more narrowly drawn as being only between a man and a woman. This, I would suggest, is religious interference in a country where there is strict division between the state and religion.

    • Truth

      That means 85% of Texans are suffering a mental illness – self delusion.

      • Steven Gregory

        It’s big money tradition and social pressure.

        • Joeoz

          “Big money…?”
          Isn’t that supposed to be, “Big Hair…?”

  • Stephen

    Obviously hasn’t heard that G&L partnerships is a more stable upbringing for children due to the fact that we can’t have them by accident so when we have children it’s because we want them, while in Texas any 13 year old can have a child and so often does (not the same one mind you). But as long as the church is there to support her, then it’ll be alright, pass the smoke and burbon. Am I being too cynical?

    • browne

      ok stop the B.S……….”G&L partnerships is a more stable upbringing for children”…….just because johnny law says you can marry, dont get it twisted, who’s gonna talk to little annie about the perils of being a female, you know menstral cylces, etc, let me guess her two daddies, or two women talking to their son about manhood, gtf outta here…

      • Stephen

        You have such a good point, because that 25 year old girls who’s got 3 children by 3 different father will have several new “Uncles” to talk to her boys and tell them all about how getting a girl pregnant and walking away is the manly thing to do.
        And just because you aren’t comfortable talking to your daughter if some woman was mad enough to let you near her, about periods and cycles doesn’t mean that all men are. What about those men who have daughters and perhaps the wife died, or left them. They will do the job just fine. You see that’s human nature, we will cope.
        Frankly, the biggest perils that woman face today are men like you.

        • Steven Gregory

          Beautifully said.
          It’s remarkable how the extreme limitations of some people lead them to believe everyone is incapable.

      • Husky

        My dad walked out before I was born, so I guess that’s what manhood is about? Right? Right? No, my mom did an amazing job caring for and teaching me single-handedly. If I had two moms, then that’d just be even more care and love to receive.

        • Jon (Malaysia)

          You have no idea how ignorant some of my foster sons’ girlfriends were about their bodies, SIDs, menstrual cycles, (at least I can spell it) etc. I was quite able to teach them about their bodies. Not unsolicited mind you, but interjecting a thought whenever I heard them saying something stupid. This opened doors to discussion that left them much better educated and confident about some of their decisions. All those girls were raised by straight couples and this was 30 to 40 years ago. Believe me I also taught my foster sons responsible use of their d*cks too. Goes both ways. And btw I’m as queer as a 9 pound note.

          • Jon (Malaysia)

            Sorry Husky, I meant to direct that comment at Browne. Over zealous typing? Again very sorry, because your comment is brilliant!

          • Steven Gregory

            I’m glad you gave sound information.

            One of my closest friends, a single mom whom I thought was very modern, told me she hadn’t had the talk with her son and daughter because “they’ll find out.” Then when her daughter was 13 they got in a big fight and the girl was gone for two weeks, found in a vacant home camping out with her 17-y/o boyfriend.

            Daughter came home and apparently she had been pregnant since before she took off, and there were a few candidates for the father.

            She did end up having an abortion at which time a worker in the clinic sat down and asked if she knew how she got pregnant and how to avoid it in the future.

            Mom tried to object to her being put on The Pill, when daughter turned to her and told that she was going to continue having sex.

            I’ve never said “I told you so,” but I did pull aside her son and explain pregnancy, how it happens, demonstrate how to use a condom properly, and then sit down with pencil and paper and map out the FINANCIAL COSTS of a child. Then I had him sign a pledge to be fully supportive emotionally and financially of a child until the age of 18, regardless of custody or visitation allowances by the mother. He was stunned.

      • Truth

        Self-loather or troll? In either case, your homophobic views are unwelcome.

      • Roku

        If you’re unable to speak to your child of the opposite sex about the facts of life then you should never become a parent. Who told me, my brother & my sister about our bodies? My mum. Gosh imagine a mother telling her sons about the facts of life…. Im so confused about my body now!

  • Mike – Bath

    Clearly he has no clue. The 14th Amendment of the US constitution clearly states…

    “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”

    By banning SSM, Texas is clearly making and enforcing a law that abridges the privileges of US citizens.

  • Nerdy Keith

    States interest? Yeah right! Those are his own interests, because he’s a typical selfish fundamentalist religious pig

    • Steven Gregory

      I recently watched THE CASE AGAINST 8 and realized that it was defeated on the STANDING of the supporters: they had none. They could neither point to nor prove damages, so the lower court ruling was upheld.

      This TexASShole hasn’t brought forth anything new, except that mob rule has been stricken down, and he is part of the mob.

  • Jordy

    And it’s in our interest to ban Texas.. They keep threatening to succeed, get on with it.

    • Brad Welch

      You mean secede.

      • Jordy

        I was to lazy to spell check. A terrible speller.
        Anyway, wish they would secede.

  • Jase

    No way…Texas doesn’t like gay people….who would have thought!

    • Truth

      I don’t like ignorant, homophobic, racist, red-neck bigots – or ‘Texans’ as they’re more usually known ….

  • Roku

    I’ll accept that as a valid reason when you ban divorce.

  • lukefromcanada

    if the voters wanted to ban interracial marriage or any practicers of a religion outside of evangelical Christianity from getting married they should be able to do that despite it clearly violating the constitution??

  • Truth

    “The office of Greg Abbott said the state banned gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the interest of ensuring children are born in “stable, lasting relationships.”
    But it appears it is not in a child’s interest to be brought up to believe in equality. What a warped, vile, bigot. But then, this is Texas….

  • labman57

    “My state’s interest” = the interests of the AG’s self-righteous social conservative base

  • Jon (Malaysia)

    Is he possibly related to Tony?

  • Leonard Woodrow

    Putting the state before citizen’s rights to equality is a retrograde step for any collective. The man’s a fool.

    • It’s funny that these people claim to believe in the democratic process, but that the same democratic process would make the right of a majority to legislate the freedoms of others completely undemocratic.

      Any politician who thinks that the rights and freedoms of one group of people can be decided by the masses should be removed from office immediately.

  • allan

    All the appeals and all the desperate attempts to stop the rights of all people boils down to one thing – money and the desire for power – politicians go on pandering to the ‘moral’ right to garner votes and keep their snouts in the trough for as long as possible. Their bizarre and often obscene reasoning has no grounds in reality but while the money keeps rolling in from the ignorant and the haters they’ll keep spouting it. And when this money earner runs it’s course they’ll find another minority group to use as bait for the cash and power they so desire. Vile people with no morals, empathy or shame.

  • Steven Gregory

    The moron will lose, it’s just a matter of how quickly. He is upholding mob rule in the face of unconstitutionality. Stupidity and stubbornness never takes a rest in TexASS!

  • Andy Diamond

    This is really sad. When will Texas finally advance to being a state that accepts human rights. Isn’t their history of slavery and racial segregation enough? Now they try to cut human rights for LGBT people?

    • The strange thing is that many in Texas DO support equality, and in several research efforts the public there has proven that.

      Of you were to do your own surveys across Texas, I think more than 50% of the public would be in favour of not only same sex marriage but anti-discrimination laws in employment too.

      The Republican party is entrenched in the state, and this truth never comes out.

      Basically, the Republicans own a lot of the media in Texas, and they prefer to bullsh*t their public with nonsense than tell the truth – primarily because Texas has been a stronghold of the Republican party for many years and they are terrified of losing it.

  • Arr U. Gaetü

    It’s blatantly obvious. Straight people hate gays getting married because gay people will be too busy catering gay weddings, rather than straight weddings, which leaves their wedding planning to the mothers-in-law. Their fear is real.

  • D.McCabe

    He really is trying to fight a loosing battle. Same sex marriage is now sweeping into many states so you cannot hold out any longer.

  • He can cry and scream all he wants, the Tea Party loons have infested the Republican party and the public at large are utterly rejecting them. The statistics from the last election prove without a shadow of doubt that the next generation of voters will completely reject everything the Republican party stands for.

    Unless the party changes, it will collapse and become obsolete, and men like this ignorant fool will be completely ignored in national politics. Even the national media is siding with equality and Democratic principles, because they know the mood of the public has significantly shifted and is becoming more in tune with the majority of Western nations.

    The same is happening in Australia, and several European nations where LGBT issues were generally ignored by right wing governments.

    The right is failing, they are showing themselves to be backward, confused hypocrites in every country, and they will fail.

    Same sex marriage is coming to every state in the USA, and there is absolutely nothing these Republican cretins can do about it.

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