Yay, good news for gays in Texas.

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    Feb 26, 2014 9:29 PM GMT
    http://act.txdemocrats.org/page/s/marriage-victory-in-texas
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    Feb 27, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
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    Feb 27, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
    that is good news, but i can't wait to get out of this shit state though.
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:05 AM GMT
    It took a federal judge to throw out the gay marriage ban. Texas politicians would still have kept that law on the books since the overwhelming majority of Texans are opposed to gay marriage and will remain so for quite some time. There will be an appeal to this federal judge's ruling. This isn't over by any stretch of the imagination.
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:27 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt took a federal judge to throw out the gay marriage ban. Texas politicians would still have kept that law on the books since the overwhelming majority of Texans are opposed to gay marriage and will remain so for quite some time. There will be an appeal to this federal judge's ruling. This isn't over by any stretch of the imagination.

    I agree. Gays will still be an endangered species in Texas for many years yet, no matter what courts rule.
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob saidIt took a federal judge to throw out the gay marriage ban. Texas politicians would still have kept that law on the books since the overwhelming majority of Texans are opposed to gay marriage and will remain so for quite some time. There will be an appeal to this federal judge's ruling. This isn't over by any stretch of the imagination.

    I agree. Gays will still be an endangered species in Texas for many years yet, no matter what courts rule.
    That is one of the reasons why I fled the most virulently homophobic state in the nation, Texas. I felt very unwelcome as the time progressed when living in Texas. The racism, homophobia and xenophobia was way over the top throughout much of that state and probably will always be that way regardless of what the rest of the US does in the future.
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:36 AM GMT
    If its not for these guys who haven't come crawling for me, do it for the a state with a city that has my name.
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob saidIt took a federal judge to throw out the gay marriage ban. Texas politicians would still have kept that law on the books since the overwhelming majority of Texans are opposed to gay marriage and will remain so for quite some time. There will be an appeal to this federal judge's ruling. This isn't over by any stretch of the imagination.

    I agree. Gays will still be an endangered species in Texas for many years yet, no matter what courts rule.
    That is one of the reasons why I fled the most virulently homophobic state in the nation, Texas. I felt very unwelcome as the time progressed when living in Texas. The racism, homophobia and xenophobia was way over the top throughout much of that state and probably will always be that way regardless of what the rest of the US does in the future.

    Well, I think Texas Governor Perry was talking about the possibility of Texas seceding from the US.

    I say let them. And withdraw all our Federal troops. Then watch as Mexico reasserts its rights to Texas. The Texas National Guard, which is mostly funded by the US, would collapse overnight, and couldn't oppose an invasion. I inspected those troops myself, they are little more than an American Legion post that wears military uniforms.

    Texans are so paranoid about Mexicans crossing their border, wait until they BECOME Mexicans. And it's THEY who can't cross the border into the US. This is what I hope for Texans.
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    Feb 27, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob said
    ART_DECO said
    roadbikeRob saidIt took a federal judge to throw out the gay marriage ban. Texas politicians would still have kept that law on the books since the overwhelming majority of Texans are opposed to gay marriage and will remain so for quite some time. There will be an appeal to this federal judge's ruling. This isn't over by any stretch of the imagination.

    I agree. Gays will still be an endangered species in Texas for many years yet, no matter what courts rule.
    That is one of the reasons why I fled the most virulently homophobic state in the nation, Texas. I felt very unwelcome as the time progressed when living in Texas. The racism, homophobia and xenophobia was way over the top throughout much of that state and probably will always be that way regardless of what the rest of the US does in the future.

    Well, I think Texas Governor Perry was talking about the possibility of Texas seceding from the US.

    I say let them. And withdraw all our Federal troops. Then watch as Mexico reasserts its rights to Texas. The Texas National Guard, which is mostly funded by the US, would collapse overnight, and couldn't oppose an invasion. I inspected those troops myself, they are little more than an American Legion post that wears military uniforms.

    Texans are so paranoid about Mexicans crossing their border, wait until they BECOME Mexicans. And it's THEY who can't cross the border into the US. This is what I hope for Texans.
    I agree 100% The US would be far better off without Texas. Most Texans are among the most bigoted, unpatriotic people I ever dealt with and they love to show their intense dislike of people from other parts of the US. I think they hated northerners even more than Mexicans. So I say lets permanently boot Texas out of the union once and for all. I don't consider Texans my fellow Americans after the crap I put up with living in that godforsaken shithole of a state.
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    Feb 27, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    Now wait just a minute, my mom is fair skinned enough to be white.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 01, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    This victory is definitely short lived so don't get all excited guys. Texas is virulently homophobic and will pretty much always be that way. It is time for you guys to get out of your fantasyland about Texas going blue democratic and fully accepting gay men. It will never happen so forget about it. Time for all of you to abandon Texas and move to other states where you are warmly welcome.
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    Mar 01, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    The 5th Circuit is fairly conservative, so expect a reversal of this ruling, unless the 2 Clinton appointees that are on the 5th Circuit miraculously are part of the 3-judge panel that makes the decision.
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    Mar 01, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    And Dallas buildings lit in rainbow colors to celebrate the ruling

    http://www.lonestarq.com/photos-dallas-buildings-lit-rainbow-colors-celebrate-sex-marriage-ruling/

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    Mar 01, 2014 2:48 AM GMT
    Scout627 saidAnd Dallas buildings lit in rainbow colors to celebrate the ruling

    http://www.lonestarq.com/photos-dallas-buildings-lit-rainbow-colors-celebrate-sex-marriage-ruling/

    Well when this federal ruling is overturned by a panel of conservative justices, you will see those same Dallas skyscrapers lit up in the colors of the Tea Party.
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    Mar 01, 2014 7:57 AM GMT
    Hey! What's all this Texas hate going on! I'm a Texan and I couldn't call any other state home (I'm in Nebraska for an internship and I want to go home...). Houston's a great place. Has a gay mayor, city hall and downtown in rainbow lights at night for gay pride, largest nighttime gay pride (which is pretty cool with all the lights), burgeoning gay neighborhood in Montrose. Great culture in Austin; people there totally have different views than the politicians that are housed in the Capitol. San Antonio pretty good place as well. I will say Dallas/Ft. Worth area is a little snobby and definitely more conservative though. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Y'all can't kick us out! I feel sad about all this hate. icon_sad.gif

    And Gov. Perry is crazy, there's general consensus on that in Houston. The whole secession thing during his sporadic outbursts never would have flown. There's a sizeable portion in Texas that doesn't share the ultra-conservative views that people from everywhere else in the nation tend to generalize to EVERY Texan. It's frustrating. ~48% of Texans support gay marriage and ~48% don't according to two different polls, one surveying 1000 random residents, another interviewing 300 residents.

    Guy from CA: "Why are all Texans so against gay people?"
    Me: "Yes, we all hate gay people. Including myself. Yes, I hate myself."
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    Mar 01, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    Hold on there -- Texas doesn't get to secede without paying their share of the national debt.
    The two disastrous Bush presidents -- who I blame Texas for -- wracked up more than $4 TRILLION in deficit spending.

    If the wonderful people of Texas want to secede tomorrow, they can put their share of the debt on an installment plan and pay it off over the next 20 years. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 01, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidHold on there -- Texas doesn't get to secede without paying their share of the national debt.
    The two disastrous Bush presidents -- who I blame Texas for -- wracked up more than $4 TRILLION in deficit spending.

    If the wonderful people of Texas want to secede tomorrow, they can put their share of the debt on an installment plan and pay it off over the next 20 years. icon_lol.gif


    The wonderful people of Texas DON'T want to secede... lol...

    Nevermind, this is a hateful thread. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 02, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
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    KissTheSky saidHold on there -- Texas doesn't get to secede without paying their share of the national debt.
    The two disastrous Bush presidents -- who I blame Texas for -- wracked up more than $4 TRILLION in deficit spending.

    If the wonderful people of Texas want to secede tomorrow, they can put their share of the debt on an installment plan and pay it off over the next 20 years. icon_lol.gif


    The wonderful people of Texas DON'T want to secede... lol...

    Nevermind, this is a hateful thread. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Like hell they don't. Who are you bullshittingicon_question.gif Texans are among the most unpatriotic motherfuckers around. They hate everyone from the west coast, Midwest, and northeast. When I lived in that godforsaken shithole of a state, I clearly remember seeing the Texas flag flying either at the same height as the American flag or above the American flag. I also clearly remember seeing bumper stickers with the Texas flag with SECEDE written across it. Stop lying, the large majority of Texans do want to secede. They think that they are their own sovereign country. I say fine, secede. The US will be far better off without Texas or more accurately TexASS. Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth are very conservative mostly red central cities that have a tiny blue democratic island in their downtown cores. Houston having an openly gay mayor is a total fluke because that city is very conservative. So the so-called Texas hate is rightfully earned so get used to it. I no longer consider you Texans my fellow Americans.

    The democratic party should stop wasting valuable money and resources on Texas and just declare that state a total and permanent loss. Texas will always be religious, conservative, and red republican. That is the absolute truth, no bullshit here.