Newly elected Christian Right legislators gathered in the Texas Capitol Building’s auditorium today, and vowed to defend marriage from LGBT couples. No mention of a lesbian couple that a judge allowed to marry, because of life threatening circumstances. You bet your bippy, they will put a stop to that though!
“I don’t know if the end days are today, or a thousand years from now,” Patrick (Lt. Governor) told the crowd. “That’s why we have to stand for Christ in all that we do.”
“A pastor—one of the so-called Houston Five who’ve been involved in a fight with Houston mayor Annise Parker—delivered a closing prayer: “We declare this state to be the sovereign territory of Jesus Christ,” he said, eliciting “amens” from the crowd.”http://www.texasobserver.org/at-the-capitol-a-last-stand-a…/
“The sanctity of marriage wasn’t the only subject on the day’s agenda. State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) rose to speak about his efforts to curb judicial bypass abortions. A slick lawyer could abduct your daughter on her way to school, he told attendees, and help her get an abortion without your knowledge.”
One thing is for sure they may not fully fund public education, but they sure as hell will prevent LGBT couples from marrying and as many women as possible from getting a safe and legal abortion or access to reproductive health services.
What’s that you say? You didn’t vote for homophobia and theocracy? If you voted Republican in Texas and elsewhere (Kansas, ahem…) that is exactly what you are going to get! If you didn’t vote, and you didn’t have access problems, thanks for nothing.