Texas House Committee passes dangerous anti-gay bill - HB4105

  • metta

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    Apr 22, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    Texas House Committee passes dangerous anti-gay bill

    "House State Affairs Committee passed HB 4105, a bill that discriminates against gay Texans."


    http://www.txwins.org/dangerousbill/
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 23, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    Every single vote for this bill attacking gay people came from REPUBLICANS.
    It is not fair or accurate for the media to keep blaming an entire legislative body when these votes are entirely along party lines, and are all part of the Republican war on gay Americans.
    The Republican bigots need to be publicly identified and held accountable for their actions. Every last one of them deserves to be voted out of office.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 23, 2015 1:11 AM GMT
    This is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 23, 2015 2:10 AM GMT
    JuanPablomv89 said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.

    Do you think fat ass Hillary Clinton can do something abovut it?. She can save gays from the bigots?
    No she will be paid off and she will cave in and pander to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. She has been doing it all along in her questionable political career and she will do it again. This bumbling bitch will just toss all her faithful supporters under an approaching bus. It is all about following the money trail and looking out for her own self aggrandizement.
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    Apr 23, 2015 2:57 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    JuanPablomv89 said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.

    Do you think fat ass Hillary Clinton can do something abovut it?. She can save gays from the bigots?
    No she will be paid off and she will cave in and pander to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. She has been doing it all along in her questionable political career and she will do it again. This bumbling bitch will just toss all her faithful supporters under an approaching bus. It is all about following the money trail and looking out for her own self aggrandizement.


    Bumbling bitch? Way to move your alliterative insults beyond hapless ho. May I suggest 'craven cunt' next? Has a nice ring to it.
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    Apr 23, 2015 5:11 AM GMT
    JuanPablomv89 said
    FUCK YOU... I dont give a shit about you so I wont waste my time and energy
    with you by the thanks for thread. I dont need having a plastic fake dick because I was born with one so...

    I think you're actually clinically insane.
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    Apr 23, 2015 2:15 PM GMT
    From the article:

    "If passed into law this bill would subvert a decision by the nation’s highest court by banning state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as well as banning the funding for the licensing."

    It's unlikely to become law. If so, it'll be struck down in short order.
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    Apr 24, 2015 4:47 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.


    Oh, you fled, huh? Had to be hard to get away, what with the universe revolving so tightly around your horrible soul.
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    mickeytopogigio said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.


    Oh, you fled, huh? Had to be hard to get away, what with the universe revolving so tightly around your horrible soul.


    I'm sure you didn't have to flee because it was happy to let you go, every post I see from you is an attack on this state. I call it home and maybe I just grew up in an amazing area with some amazing people. I'm not as much a fan of California as I used to be but I'm not knocking it every chance I get.

    Anyway, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is just about the banning of same sex marriage...I get we don't want the ban, but is it really discrimination or "dangerous". Not trying to defend Texas cause it's not perfect but the title sounded like lynching was going to be legalized.

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    Apr 24, 2015 10:05 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    JuanPablomv89 said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.

    Do you think fat ass Hillary Clinton can do something abovut it?. She can save gays from the bigots?
    No she will be paid off and she will cave in and pander to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. She has been doing it all along in her questionable political career and she will do it again. This bumbling bitch will just toss all her faithful supporters under an approaching bus. It is all about following the money trail and looking out for her own self aggrandizement.


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    Apr 24, 2015 9:53 PM GMT
    RoRich said
    mickeytopogigio said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.


    Oh, you fled, huh? Had to be hard to get away, what with the universe revolving so tightly around your horrible soul.


    I'm sure you didn't have to flee because it was happy to let you go, every post I see from you is an attack on this state. I call it home and maybe I just grew up in an amazing area with some amazing people. I'm not as much a fan of California as I used to be but I'm not knocking it every chance I get.

    Anyway, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is just about the banning of same sex marriage...I get we don't want the ban, but is it really discrimination or "dangerous". Not trying to defend Texas cause it's not perfect but the title sounded like lynching was going to be legalized.

    FYI, I left that humid, featureless, shitty hellhole of a state because I got fed with ignorance and ultra religiosity of Texans. I also got fed up with Texans anti patriotic, pro secessionist attitudes. Your home state rightfully earned my wrath. After you only get what you earned and Texas earned my distrust and dislike. I felt freer when I left that huge, flat, oppressive shithole.
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 24, 2015 11:06 PM GMT
    ^^SouthBeach, add "Florida (coastal only)" to the list please.
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    Apr 25, 2015 12:07 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    RoRich said
    mickeytopogigio said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.


    Oh, you fled, huh? Had to be hard to get away, what with the universe revolving so tightly around your horrible soul.


    I'm sure you didn't have to flee because it was happy to let you go, every post I see from you is an attack on this state. I call it home and maybe I just grew up in an amazing area with some amazing people. I'm not as much a fan of California as I used to be but I'm not knocking it every chance I get.

    Anyway, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is just about the banning of same sex marriage...I get we don't want the ban, but is it really discrimination or "dangerous". Not trying to defend Texas cause it's not perfect but the title sounded like lynching was going to be legalized.

    FYI, I left that humid, featureless, shitty hellhole of a state because I got fed with ignorance and ultra religiosity of Texans. I also got fed up with Texans anti patriotic, pro secessionist attitudes. Your home state rightfully earned my wrath. After you only get what you earned and Texas earned my distrust and dislike. I felt freer when I left that huge, flat, oppressive shithole.


    If you feel so much freer to have left, it would seem you would be so much happier without all the "wrath" of anger and bashing.
  • tennsjock

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    Apr 25, 2015 5:21 AM GMT
    FYI, in Texas, committee hearings are open, meaning anyone can testify -- you just have to have the courage to stand before the committee. Also in Texas, witness lists are public -- you can find out who testified in favor of legislation, and who opposed.

    For the record, the public hearing for HB 4105, the anti-marriage equality bill, was held by the Texas House Committee on State Affairs on April 8, 2015. The witness list is available at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/witlistmtg/html/C4502015040810301.htm

    Prediction: This bill WILL pass the Texas House, and will then be sent over to the Texas Senate.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:
    1) Contact Equality Texas at http://www.equalitytexas.org and ask to help.
    2) Track the legislation yourself at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/. You can sign up for an alert that will tell you when the bill will be voted on the House, and when it will receive a public hearing in the Senate.
    3) Testify against the bill during the Senate hearing.
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    Apr 25, 2015 5:26 AM GMT
    Am really concerned for gay Texans. Given that the GOP controls all branches, it is likely to pass.
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    Apr 25, 2015 11:36 AM GMT
    tennsjock saidFYI, in Texas, committee hearings are open, meaning anyone can testify -- you just have to have the courage to stand before the committee. Also in Texas, witness lists are public -- you can find out who testified in favor of legislation, and who opposed.

    For the record, the public hearing for HB 4105, the anti-marriage equality bill, was held by the Texas House Committee on State Affairs on April 8, 2015. The witness list is available at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/witlistmtg/html/C4502015040810301.htm

    Prediction: This bill WILL pass the Texas House, and will then be sent over to the Texas Senate.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:
    1) Contact Equality Texas at http://www.equalitytexas.org and ask to help.
    2) Track the legislation yourself at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/. You can sign up for an alert that will tell you when the bill will be voted on the House, and when it will receive a public hearing in the Senate.
    3) Testify against the bill during the Senate hearing.


    +1
    Thank you for posting this information. I was considering relocating to Texas but now I have serious reservations about it.
    What do you think the chances are with the House Senate?
  • venue35

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    Apr 25, 2015 12:07 PM GMT
    JuanPablomv89 said
    Wyndahoi said
    roadbikeRob said
    JuanPablomv89 said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is Texas, the most bigoted and backward state in the US. It is an ultra conservative, religious backwater where ignorance and intolerance are considered perfectly normal, acceptable behavior. No wonder I fled that hot, featureless shithole of a state, I couldn't stand the radical religiosity of Texans.

    Do you think fat ass Hillary Clinton can do something abovut it?. She can save gays from the bigots?
    No she will be paid off and she will cave in and pander to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. She has been doing it all along in her questionable political career and she will do it again. This bumbling bitch will just toss all her faithful supporters under an approaching bus. It is all about following the money trail and looking out for her own self aggrandizement.



    Bumbling bitch? Way to move your alliterative insults beyond hapless ho. May I suggest 'craven cunt' next? Has a nice ring to it.


    FUCK YOU... I dont give a shit about you so I wont waste my time and energy
    with you by the thanks for thread. I dont need having a plastic fake dick because I was born with one so...
    why are you so obsessed with Hillary and her daughter for that matter?????
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    Apr 25, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidEvery single vote for this bill attacking gay people came from REPUBLICANS.
    It is not fair or accurate for the media to keep blaming an entire legislative body when these votes are entirely along party lines, and are all part of the Republican war on gay Americans.
    The Republican bigots need to be publicly identified and held accountable for their actions. Every last one of them deserves to be voted out of office.


    the shitty thing is these guys (and gals) keep getting RE-ELECTED IN!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 25, 2015 3:24 PM GMT
    KyMaverick said
    tennsjock saidFYI, in Texas, committee hearings are open, meaning anyone can testify -- you just have to have the courage to stand before the committee. Also in Texas, witness lists are public -- you can find out who testified in favor of legislation, and who opposed.

    For the record, the public hearing for HB 4105, the anti-marriage equality bill, was held by the Texas House Committee on State Affairs on April 8, 2015. The witness list is available at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/witlistmtg/html/C4502015040810301.htm

    Prediction: This bill WILL pass the Texas House, and will then be sent over to the Texas Senate.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO:
    1) Contact Equality Texas at http://www.equalitytexas.org and ask to help.
    2) Track the legislation yourself at http://www.legis.state.tx.us/. You can sign up for an alert that will tell you when the bill will be voted on the House, and when it will receive a public hearing in the Senate.
    3) Testify against the bill during the Senate hearing.


    +1
    Thank you for posting this information. I was considering relocating to Texas but now I have serious reservations about it.
    What do you think the chances are with the House Senate?
    Knowing religiously conservative Texas or more accurately TexASS, chances of this bill passing and becoming law of the land are slim to none. So for your own good, stay away from Texas. It sucks anyways so you are not missing anything. Check out other states for relocation but for your own sake, permanently kill dead any idea of relocating to Texas. I lived in that hot, featureless shithole for ten years, it blows big time.