Reps. Rafael Anchia & Garnet Coleman File Bills to Repeal Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Feb 7, 2013 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.burntorangereport.com

Yesterday in the Texas House, Democratic Representatives Rafael Anchia and Garnet Coleman filed twin resolutions, HJR 77 and 78 which propose "a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Feb 7, 2013
I'm not going to hold my breath on this one.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Feb 7, 2013
snyper wrote:
I'm not going to hold my breath on this one.
It's the thought that counts and it's always nice to get a reminder that not everyone in Texas has lost their mind.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#3 Feb 7, 2013
A big part of the problem is there is no true statewide Gay rights group and the state is so damned big it's truly difficult to get people to the table.

It took a huge effort to put together a strong group of people advocating for a response during the AIDS epidemic and most of us were doing stuff out of pocket. My other half and I went through almost $100,000 in the first 30 months of our involvement. A lot of that was in airfares.

“Haters Need 2 Shut the F-K Up!”

Since: Aug 07

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA

#4 Feb 7, 2013
Passing a progressive bill in Texas is like trying to stop Texans from driving pickup trucks or stop eating meat!:-)

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#6 Feb 7, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Please do.
Get lost troll!

Since: Mar 09

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#8 Feb 8, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
A big part of the problem is there is no true statewide Gay rights group and the state is so damned big it's truly difficult to get people to the table.
It took a huge effort to put together a strong group of people advocating for a response during the AIDS epidemic and most of us were doing stuff out of pocket. My other half and I went through almost $100,000 in the first 30 months of our involvement. A lot of that was in airfares.
The internet has made that a LOT easier, but still you have to put some rubber on the road. Face time matters when organizing.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Feb 8, 2013
Texas?

Not without a court order.

Since: Mar 09

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#10 Feb 8, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>It's the thought that counts and it's always nice to get a reminder that not everyone in Texas has lost their mind.
At this stage of the game in Texas, it just plays into the hands of the opposition, giving them a rallying cry to energize their base for 2014.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#11 Feb 8, 2013
snyper wrote:
At this stage of the game in Texas, it just plays into the hands of the opposition, giving them a rallying cry to energize their base for 2014.
Texas has already gone so Republican that it will probably take a generation or more to breed it out of them. Even when apathetic, their base managed absolute majorities in both chambers of the Legislature last year. Why not give it a shot, even though we know that Texas is just one of the states which will have to be dragged kicking and squealing by the courts to equality? Besides, we can always hope for a miracle even when we know not to count on one happening.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#12 Feb 8, 2013
I call.it a warning shot of what is to come. Soon enough the constitutional amendment will end up in the same trash can as the so called sodomy laws.

We've been discussing if we want to publish our wedding announcement in the local newspaper to screw with the minds of the anti-gays here. It may be worth the expense.
snyper wrote:
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At this stage of the game in Texas, it just plays into the hands of the opposition, giving them a rallying cry to energize their base for 2014.

Since: Mar 09

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#13 Feb 8, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Texas has already gone so Republican that it will probably take a generation or more to breed it out of them. Even when apathetic, their base managed absolute majorities in both chambers of the Legislature last year. Why not give it a shot, even though we know that Texas is just one of the states which will have to be dragged kicking and squealing by the courts to equality? Besides, we can always hope for a miracle even when we know not to count on one happening.
Like they need more money in their coffers for 2014.

Since: Mar 09

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#14 Feb 8, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
I call.it a warning shot of what is to come. Soon enough the constitutional amendment will end up in the same trash can as the so called sodomy laws.
We've been discussing if we want to publish our wedding announcement in the local newspaper to screw with the minds of the anti-gays here. It may be worth the expense.
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Work on that other thing we're discussing instead.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Feb 9, 2013
snyper wrote:
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At this stage of the game in Texas, it just plays into the hands of the opposition, giving them a rallying cry to energize their base for 2014.
At this stage of the game in Texas, it's not even going to come up for a vote.

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