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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 02:45 PM
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2. More practically speaking...
Texas is just so GAY that it would be hard to get a majority of even republicans to vote on something that would be perceived of as 'mean-spirited' towards the gay community. I think the * Administration has to do a lot to hide the reality that people's attitude towards queers in Texas is much more complicated than many might think.

The other day they took affidavits as to whether or not a ban on gay marriage should come to a vote. My (straight) friend was still standing in line to testify against the ban at 10pm. He said that there were so many Texans gathered to oppose the ban that State officials actually made an announcement "Is there anyone here who is FOR a ban on gay marriage" and out of the 200+ remaining people (at 10pm mind you...) only 3 people came forward. I heard that the ratio was similar during the daytime testimonies.

Beers, steers, and queers. There are A LOT of GLBT folks deep in the heart of Texas. And there are a lot of conservative folks who-- although they want to pay lip service to 'traditional values' because there is cultural pressure on them from their peers-- these people don't want to harm their kids (or nieces, nephews, etc.)

That's my two cents.
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