“We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin), custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values”
-The Texas GOP Platform.
What the hell is this? We are in The United States of America. The fact that this kind of thought is still around is not only disgusting but degrading, but you know what? Fine, have your beliefs, but by no means impose this kind of gross ideology on the rest of us, especially adding it into law. Do that many people forget that we are supposed to separate Church and State? Between this, and the Arizona immigration law I am beginning to forget this is a free country.