by Dan Savage
on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:29 PM
The Texas GOP's party platform is almost indistinguishable from Uganda's proposed anti-gay laws. Republicans in Texas want sodomy laws enforced (because the Supreme Court can go fuck itself—except, of course, when they're installing a Texan in the White House), they want to make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, and they want to imprison any state official who marries a gay couple. And one elected official in Texas is running around arguing that life in prison is too good for us because prison is "fun" for gay men. Rob Tisinai:
I don’t even know how to end this entry. I guess it comes back to the fact that we can never settle for anything less than full civil equality. There can be no compromise — there can’t even be negotiation — with people who deny your basic right to exist. The Texas GOP controls the governor’s office, the State Senate, and the State House. This is the platform of the people in charge. Remember that when somebody tells you gays don’t face the same threat to our civil rights as other minorities.