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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

How Shameful

Texas is not the place for progressive thinking and open-mindedness. Texans approved Prop. 2, writing a ban of gay marriage into the Texas Constitution.

10 Comments:

  • are you gay?

    By Blogger prize fighter, at 7:32 PM, November 08, 2005  

  • that is unfortunate. how insecure and afraid is a population that is willing to put such hate into their framework. (and, coming from a n.d. raised girl, i know what that population is like.)

    By Blogger kari, at 7:52 PM, November 08, 2005  

  • i knew it would happen because i have very little faith in the bigoted, narrow-minded jerks that dominate this state, but it still hurts. why do i even want to go into public interest law when people are such a-holes? why don't i just sell out and make tons of money and screw them all??

    it might be too late for that. i've already blown off law review & all that advocacy b.s. with the excuse that i don't really need it for public interest. truth is, i'm just lazy and none of it really interests me.

    By Blogger red.hot.mamma!, at 9:34 PM, November 08, 2005  

  • I voted against. But I do believe down the road things will change. My daughter (14) feels very strongly that the proposition was wrong. If more people her age feel that way, maybe some day things will change. It could happen :)

    By Blogger Ivy the Goober, at 9:54 PM, November 08, 2005  

  • I think, eventually, people will become more enlightened, and see that homosexuality is not evil or wrong. Since the ban is in our State Constitution, though, we may have “holy H getting it out,” in Sen. Ellis' words.

    No, prizefighter, I am heterosexual.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 3:49 AM, November 09, 2005  

  • Not only did it pass, it passed by a bundle.

    I think it's a shame that we had to add a constitutional amendment defining marriage when Texas already had a law against homosexual marriage. I also think the law is unnecessary, but oh well...

    By Blogger Steve, at 7:08 AM, November 09, 2005  

  • I think that's a real shame too. What are people afraid of?

    By Blogger Lesley, at 7:26 AM, November 09, 2005  

  • The solution is merely a marketing issue. When the topic of gay marriage comes up, most Texans picture two guys at the alter. I think they'd be more open if they saw a couple hot, scantily clad women making out at the alter. I should be able to come up with something like that when I Google "same sex marriage".

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 7:49 AM, November 09, 2005  

  • I was saddened to hear about the outcome of this, as well. I too, however, think that things will change...like how the country slowly changed their minds on interracial marriages.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 10:27 AM, November 09, 2005  

  • I can not see myself live there. But hey, it is just me.

    By Blogger New York Red, at 3:17 PM, November 09, 2005  

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