southbeach1500 saidTrust me, I lived in Texas for ten years. It is definitely not a gay friendly state and most likely will never be gay friendly unless federal courts order them to do so.
southbeach1500 saidWe are talking about Texas so there is no retracting any of this statement because it is the absolute truth. If we were talking about Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina than I would gladly retract some of the words in my statement because those three states will become purple swing states in the not too distant future. I am sure that Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina will all have gay marriage long before Texas makes any serious attempt to legalize it.
tazzari saidThat great, big ol' GOP Tent!That is Texas for you, intolerant, religious, ultra conservative, breeder land. Formerly the lone star state, it is now officially the giant tea party state.
You might want to retract at least some of that comment. You are sounding quite a bit like Art_Deco.
I have family in Texas and they certainly are not:
intolerant, religious, ultra conservative
I also am in Texas quite a bit and have never observed that the population is hostile towards gays at all.
Of course that can all be called "anecdotal" but by making such broad, sweeping, general statements as you have done is unfair, inaccurate and shows a person with a closed mind, a.k.a. Mr. Deco.
Maybe the problem is in your definition of "gay friendly" and that's the issue.
I have NEVER had ANY problem ANYWHERE in Texas. One of my employers is based there and scores 100% on that "gay friendly companies" survey.
Houston which, last I checked is in Texas, has a LESBIAN for a Mayor.
Yet you condemn ALL of Texas and ALL of the people in Texas. I'm just pointing out how out of character that is for you and how much it is something I would expect from the likes of Deco who just in the past few hours said he prefers staying "with his own kind" in one of those insufferable Key West topics of his.