Texas Gay Marriage Plaintiff Snubs Gov. Abbott On Wedding Invite

  • metta

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    Sep 29, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    Texas Gay Marriage Plaintiff Snubs Gov. Abbott On Wedding Invite


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  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 29, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    Well the Texas governor got exactly what he deserved for being ignorant. The thing that gets me is that the large majority of Texans keep voting for unenlightened fools like Gov. Abbott. That is just valid proof that Texas is a very intolerant and oppressive place. It just stays firmly in the right wing.
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    Sep 29, 2015 2:01 PM GMT
    This is what happens when you care more about what people do in their bedrooms than the people themselves. Shame. Its hard to find good friends. Your friend of 20 years flies out to visit you when you've been paralyzed but then you won't fight for them to live their own life... Abbott's loss.
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    Sep 29, 2015 2:30 PM GMT
    I don't know if it might have been better if they had invited Abbott, based on his long personal relationship with one of the grooms. It might have thrown the ball in Abbott's court, and forced him to declare his bigotry yet again, even against old friends. Not inviting Abbott so publicly might make the gay couple seem the petty ones in some circles.

    At the same time, an invite that Abbott declined could have given him yet another opportunity to spout his homophobic hatred. And played to his Texas base, who'd love him for it.

    So I can see a complex game here, almost like chess. Having lived in Texas I can guarantee you that voters would hail Abbott for any snub he offers to gays. The question would be the larger picture in the country. Many of these big-state governors are looking ahead to the White House. They've gotta balance what sells in their home state versus what's likely to sell in the rest of the US.