It Will soon be a FELONY to Officiate GAY MARRIAGE CEREMONIES! WOW. Your Thoughts?

The proposal from Republicans in the Lone Star state makes the following claims related to the party’s view of 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 beenordained 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."
The recently rolled-out platform from the Texas GOP has also come under scrutiny for advocating to outlaw all "sexually-oriented businesses" — including strip clubs and "all pornography" — while allowing virtually unrestricted access to oil and gas drilling.
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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.

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Question for you:

What would the gay community say to Texas?? If you were standing before the GOP what questions, concerns or arguments would you raise?
Juzzo, read it for yourself

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/22/texas-gop-platform-advoca_n_619601.html

I am not claiming to be an author of any of this; that is not the point. I am just curious of your thoughts. You questioned if the information was real, so I gave you the article from which I cut and paste the information.

8 Responses to “It Will soon be a FELONY to Officiate GAY MARRIAGE CEREMONIES! WOW. Your Thoughts?”

  1. Matthew N. Says:

    It is very wrong to discriminate against anyone on the sole basis of that person’s sexual preference, keeping in mind that the person being targeted may one day actually save your life as a police officer, firefighter, or medical personnel (doctor, paramedic, nurse).

  2. Juzzo the Whirspoor Says:

    Here’s my first question to you: "Where is your source?"

    Edit: I see some delicious copypasta. "4 minutes ago – 4 days left to answer."

    Edit2: I see. I looked it up on Google as well to verify the claim and found an article from the NY Times (Here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/06/22/2010-06-22_texas_gop_platform_criminalize_gay_marriage_and_ban_sodomy_outlaw_strip_clubs_an.html ). I believe you. My apologies.

    Anyway, to answer your question, I think this proposal could possibly face some backlash. While quite a few residents of Texas (majority Republican state) would agree with the gay marriage and sodomy rulings, I don’t think banning strip clubs and pornography is going to settle as well.

  3. A New Chapter V.3 Says:

    Well, we all knew texas was slower then any other state and that’s about as slow as a dead turtle so…

  4. Zakonye Says:

    The government shouldn’t be doing marriages in the first place. It’s a religious institution.

    The government should issue legally binding civil unions to everyone, gay or straight. Equal protection under the law.

    Then, your church or religious group "marries" you in a ceremony. If one church doesn’t want to marry gay couples they shouldn’t be forced to. Another will come along that will be more open. If your church forbids marriage outside of their church, that is their choice. But the government should not be involved in marriage.

  5. Dass Says:

    I think I’ve figured out why there don’t seem to be moderate Republicans. The US has a stupidly conservative party and a mildly conservative party.

    I’m happy I live in a country where sexual orientation is constitutionally protected from discrimination.

  6. Firebreather Says:

    Texas does execute mentally retarded people so what do you expect

  7. IndyT- For Da Ben Dan Says:

    Texas does not have the Authority to overrule the Supreme Court nor ignore the Constitution of the United States.

  8. Ashley Says:

    Religion so needs to die