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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:43 pm

A federal judge, saying he was complying with the U.S. Constitution and not trying to defy the people of Texas, struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, but left it in place Wednesday pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year.

Judge Orlando Garcia issued his ruling in Austin in response to a challenge by two gay couples of the state's 2005 constitutional amendment, which had been approved by 76 percent of voters, and a 2003 law banning gay marriage.

Garcia's decision, however, rejected the argument by the office of Texas Attorney General said each state has the right to define marriage as best fits the traditions of its citizens. Texas also argued that traditional marraige best supports the state's interest in the area of procreation and child rearing.

"Today's Court decision is not made in defiance of the great people of Texas or the Texas Legislature, but in compliance with the United States Constitution and Supreme Court precedent," Garcia wrote. "Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/26/texas-gay-marriage-ban/5839579/

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Here's an awesome Freudian tweet (?) from a conservative Republican Texas senator:

Gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional -- in Texas! BhbR9QKCUAA4z8n

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Post by Cass on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:24 am

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well all i can say is YEEEEEEEHHHHHAAAAAAWWWWWWW

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:32 am

good for them, that's really nice for them, again I hope they don't push churches in to marrying them..

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:05 am

heavenly father wrote:good for them, that's really nice for them, again I hope they don't push churches in to marrying them..

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:17 pm

A poll conducted last December shows that 48 percent of Texans favor marriage equality, while 49 percent do not:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/02/26/how-a-gay-marriage-ban-was-just-struck-down-in-one-of-the-most-conservative-states/

That was actually better support than I expected!

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Post by Eilzel on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:22 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:A poll conducted last December shows that 48 percent of Texans favor marriage equality, while 49 percent do not:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/02/26/how-a-gay-marriage-ban-was-just-struck-down-in-one-of-the-most-conservative-states/

That was actually better support than I expected!

Amazing support in a state I considered to be one of the more conservative states over there- great news for progressives  cheers 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:40 pm

Eilzel wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:A poll conducted last December shows that 48 percent of Texans favor marriage equality, while 49 percent do not:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/02/26/how-a-gay-marriage-ban-was-just-struck-down-in-one-of-the-most-conservative-states/

That was actually better support than I expected!

Amazing support in a state I considered to be one of the more conservative states over there- great news for progressives  cheers 

Yeah, I think that a lot of people underestimate the dent that we Texas Democrats (The Best Voters in the World©️) have been making. We might not get Wendy Davis elected, but the top Republican brass are showing subtle signs that they're freaking out about what's happening here. For example, if you look at the list of potential host cities for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the vast majority are in swing states, but there are three Texas cities on the list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Republican_National_Convention

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:59 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Eilzel wrote:

Amazing support in a state I considered to be one of the more conservative states over there- great news for progressives  cheers 

Yeah, I think that a lot of people underestimate the dent that we Texas Democrats (The Best Voters in the World©️) have been making. We might not get Wendy Davis elected, but the top Republican brass are showing subtle signs that they're freaking out about what's happening here. For example, if you look at the list of potential host cities for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the vast majority are in swing states, but there are three Texas cities on the list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Republican_National_Convention

Texas is one of the states that may well swing to the other side in short order. Some 37.6% of the voting public is Hispanic, which is good news because Texas is second only to California in total population. That number is growing every day.

Hispanic and Latino Americans have received a growing share of the national vote in the United States by their growing number. They have traditionally been a Democratic constituency. In a December 2011, 67% of Hispanics said they were Democrats, and only 20% said they were Republicans.

The main divider between Hispanics and Republicans is the differing views and perceived harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration. 81% of Latinos believe that unauthorized immigrants should not be deported. Republicans encourage reforming the immigration system, but they only support efforts to enforce the law--which means deporting illegal aliens. Republicans even support deportation of the children of these aliens, though they were born in the US and hence under the US Constitution they are citizens in their own right. This position is bound to leave a distaste toward the Republican Party long afterwards.

Republicans are well aware that they are not favoured by the Hispanic community. They are also well aware that Hispanics are rapidly becoming the largest proportion of the US overall. They are desperately seeking ways to limit the Hispanic vote. But that can only work in the short term; in the long term, it works to further create hostility and antipathy toward the Republican Party--something that may never go away.

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Original Quill wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
Eilzel wrote:

Amazing support in a state I considered to be one of the more conservative states over there- great news for progressives  cheers 

Yeah, I think that a lot of people underestimate the dent that we Texas Democrats (The Best Voters in the World©️) have been making. We might not get Wendy Davis elected, but the top Republican brass are showing subtle signs that they're freaking out about what's happening here. For example, if you look at the list of potential host cities for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the vast majority are in swing states, but there are three Texas cities on the list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Republican_National_Convention

Texas is one of the states that may well swing to the other side in short order.  Some 37.6% of the voting public is Hispanic, which is good news because Texas is second only to California in total population.  That number is growing every day.

Hispanic and Latino Americans have received a growing share of the national vote in the United States by their growing number. They have traditionally been a Democratic constituency.  In a December 2011, 67% of Hispanics said they were Democrats, and only 20% said they were Republicans.

The main divider between Hispanics and Republicans is the differing views and perceived harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration. 81% of Latinos believe that unauthorized immigrants should not be deported. Republicans encourage reforming the immigration system, but they only support efforts to enforce the law--which means deporting illegal aliens.  Republicans even support deportation of the children of these aliens, though they were born in the US and hence under the US Constitution they are citizens in their own right.  This position is bound to leave a distaste toward the Republican Party long afterwards.

Republicans are well aware that they are not favoured by the Hispanic community.  They are also well aware that Hispanics are rapidly becoming the largest proportion of the US overall.  They are desperately seeking ways to limit the Hispanic vote.  But that can only work in the short term; in the long term, it works to further create hostility and antipathy toward the Republican Party--something that may never go away.

I think another big problem for the GOP is the fact that when they do try to reach out to the Hispanic community, the conservative base comes back to bite them in a big way. Remember how everything went haywire when Bush tried to pass immigration reform?

Then when they do try the rhetorical approach, it often clumsily backfires -- Rand Paul's comment about "the romance of the Latin culture" comes to mind ... and the fact that for every such attempt, there's a counter-meme such as the label "illegal Democrats" when referring to Hispanic voters.

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*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:
Original Quill wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
Eilzel wrote:

Amazing support in a state I considered to be one of the more conservative states over there- great news for progressives  cheers 

Yeah, I think that a lot of people underestimate the dent that we Texas Democrats (The Best Voters in the World©️) have been making. We might not get Wendy Davis elected, but the top Republican brass are showing subtle signs that they're freaking out about what's happening here. For example, if you look at the list of potential host cities for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the vast majority are in swing states, but there are three Texas cities on the list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Republican_National_Convention

Texas is one of the states that may well swing to the other side in short order.  Some 37.6% of the voting public is Hispanic, which is good news because Texas is second only to California in total population.  That number is growing every day.

Hispanic and Latino Americans have received a growing share of the national vote in the United States by their growing number. They have traditionally been a Democratic constituency.  In a December 2011, 67% of Hispanics said they were Democrats, and only 20% said they were Republicans.

The main divider between Hispanics and Republicans is the differing views and perceived harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration. 81% of Latinos believe that unauthorized immigrants should not be deported. Republicans encourage reforming the immigration system, but they only support efforts to enforce the law--which means deporting illegal aliens.  Republicans even support deportation of the children of these aliens, though they were born in the US and hence under the US Constitution they are citizens in their own right.  This position is bound to leave a distaste toward the Republican Party long afterwards.

Republicans are well aware that they are not favoured by the Hispanic community.  They are also well aware that Hispanics are rapidly becoming the largest proportion of the US overall.  They are desperately seeking ways to limit the Hispanic vote.  But that can only work in the short term; in the long term, it works to further create hostility and antipathy toward the Republican Party--something that may never go away.

I think another big problem for the GOP is the fact that when they do try to reach out to the Hispanic community, the conservative base comes back to bite them in a big way. Remember how everything went haywire when Bush tried to pass immigration reform?

Then when they do try the rhetorical approach, it often clumsily backfires -- Rand Paul's comment about "the romance of the Latin culture" comes to mind ... and the fact that for every such attempt, there's a counter-meme such as the label "illegal Democrats" when referring to Hispanic voters.

And another thing!

If the Republicans want to win over Hispanic voters, why do they nominate a guy who calls Mexicans rapists and murderers, and then pull shit like this?

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It shows that Marco Gutierrez, founder of the Latinos for Trump group, was right when he said:  “If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”



OMG!!  Anyone checked 5th Avenue or Lafayette Park, yet?   Shocked

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