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05 May 2005 @ 08:18 pm
woman of the year  
Representative Senfronia Thompson on gay marriage and other subjects, posted by uniquewonders, pointed to by tabaqui. I am in awe. A quoted excerpt:
So, now that blacks and women can vote, and now that blacks and women have equal rights--you turn your hatred to homosexuals--and you still use your misguided reading of the Bible to justify your hatred. You want to pass this ridiculous amendment so you can go home and brag--brag about what? Declare that you saved the people of Texas from what?

Persons of the same sex cannot get married in this State now. Texas does not now recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, religious unions, domestic partnerships, contractual arrangements or Christian blessings entered into in this State--or anywhere else on this planet Earth.

If you want to make your hateful political statements then that is one thing--the Chisum amendment does real harm. It repeals the contracts that many single people have paid thousands of dollars to purchase to obtain medical powers of attorney, powers of attorney, hospital visitation, joint ownership and support agreements. You have lost your way--this is obscene.
 
 
 
daddy's not done talking: misc::teachings of a lifetimeros_fod on May 6th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. Thank you so much for pointing that out.
love and shadowpuppets: Stonehengestrangecreature on May 6th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Definitely worth reading the entire piece ... thanks for posting this. :)
kaydee23kaydee23 on May 6th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Please let people know they can contact Representative Thompson at the link below. You can send her an email an express your support. I'm a Houstonian, and I've been so down about a lot of things in politics, and the things the LEG has been doing lately has been just cringeworthy. When I think of the families they've destroyed and the children they've forced to linger in foster homes to *protect* them from the gay plague, well, if I weren't a broke old maid public school librarian, I'd leave this state for good. Please urge people to contact her at the link below. She needs to know that many people support her. Thank you.

http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/email.php?dist=141&rep=senfronia.thompson


vash_the_slayervash_the_slayer on May 6th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
That people waste so much energy disliking, hating, beating the crap out of, mocking, or creating discriminating laws against homo- and bisexuals is something that I just can't comprehend. Of all the things in the world to get all upset about - famine, environmental threats, poverty etc, the thing these people choose to fight against is the fact that some people like people with the same type of genitalia. This makes no sense to me. I can't believe that it's still ok to legally discriminate against certain groups in the society. It's really the same as if there for example were laws against ethnically mixed marriages. Even here in Sweden the laws discriminate against us lgbt-individuals in some areas, and we're supposed to be such a progressive and liberal country...

*sad*
Dani Mephistopholesastarte99 on May 6th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
thanks so much for pointing this out. *goes to pimp it, too*
Trepkos: Crazy by Becky Bootrepkos on May 6th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
These people are weird.
What makes them think that anything anyone does in their private life is any of their business?
I suspect they have too much time on their hadns - apparently, and trivially, they have also passed a law against cheerleaders wiggling their butts...
Trepkos: Nerd by Bliss_vtrepkos on May 6th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
...or was that Wyoming?