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Not THIS Texan.

November 8th, 2005 (08:04 pm)

Texans approve gay marriage ban

07:59 PM CST on Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Dallas Morning News

With a measure to outlaw gay marriage passing easily, Texas on Tuesday became the 19th U.S. state to make the ban part of its constitution.


I feel sick.

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Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)

Once again, I feel obliged to point out that Freedom is supposed to be OF things and not FROM them.


The terrorists have won

Posted by: John Doheny (jdquintette)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
No Surprise.

Oops, that was me. Forgot to log in.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
Re: No Surprise.

Posted by: kymical addiction (kymical)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)

this is quite displeasing news.

ugh.

Posted by: Speed_Draven_X (sdx)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)

Thats pretty fucked, but I'm not suprised, except that it won by such a large margin.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
Explodex's Ginger

I was comforted somewhat
by the fact that is did NOT pass
in our Austin.

Posted by: Orin (rin_o)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)

desert flowers........tend to grow out of shit.

Posted by: Frank (heidinabucket)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)

The knee jerk intolerance wins the day.

Sad day for Texas.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Explodex's Ginger

Indeed.

Posted by: slagmonkey (slagmonkey)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)

Speaking as a gay Texan, I'm not surprised. I hope everyone that voted for Proposition 2 is blessed with a gay child. Who knows, maybe they all have one they just don't know it.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)

Hell, I know several of them...

*empty laugh*

When are we gonna hang out???
I miss you!

Posted by: a (ohchicken)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Amethest (amethest)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)

People that never go to 6th and red river decide for us what we can do there

people that arent gay decide what gay people can do

right handers outlaw left handers?

Posted by: kass (kiss_kass)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)

And people wonder why I left the state. The only surprise was that it didn't get more votes.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)

Austin voted it DOWN.
At least my little village has some sense.

*sigh*

Posted by: now live via cell phone (sunshyncat)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
bride & groom

Yuck! That's awful!

Posted by: sunday (fynne)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)

I never thought that would fly, in the usa much less in Texas. however sad.
Our Ohio political reform failed, the adds on tv should be criminal, they are misleading and false. Only 30% or so voted yes to reform. But the library levy passed which was a blessing, we worked so hard. At last our county has more money for books, space and hours to be open. It passed by 132 votes in favor.....that is so close, it proves that voting COUNTS!

Posted by: Daniel (eastland)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)

For many people, voting serves the same purpose as yelling at others in traffic. Issues like this allow people to excercise power over others. In a world where we feel increasingly powerless over our own lives - voting on "hot button issues" gives a direction for this rage.

We live in a wonderful, liberal city. But it is in the middle of a zealously conservative state. 'Democracy' allows these aggregate masses scattered over 261,797 square miles to tell our little community how to live.

The greatest threat a democracy must face is tyranny of the masses. This is why severe limitations must be placed on the powers a state has over its citizens. Now it tells me what I can buy, where I can smoke, and who I can fuck (try...anyway).

There are many kinds of decadence that can erode a body politic. One of the most insidious is when it is used to enforce the current prevalent culture.

Okay...I'd better get off my soapbox before I really start to rant.

Posted by: Amethest (amethest)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)

Didn't you guys used to have a Prez who was quoted as saying something like, "We have to keep the government out of America's bedrooms." Whatever happened to that guy?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)

Posted by: a (ohchicken)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)

is crying at work okay today? not like i didn't expect this.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 9th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Spirited Away

I cried.

Posted by: Amethest (amethest)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)

Fuck...Me...and the...Horse I rode in on. Which, of course, is the next step, after gay marriage.

And thus begins the slow decline into Gaynada next to Jesusville, leading ineviably to the events prophasized by our lord savour Micheal Moore in Canadian Bacon...

*gets horribly wasted on Saki in her frigid mecca*

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Pinky

Umm...

So you are against it???

::scratches head::

That seems strange, no one on my Flist could be...

Maybe it's the SAKI, and I am reading this badly.
That has to be it.
Right?

Posted by: Amethest (amethest)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
IT WAS THE SAKI.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: IT WAS THE SAKI.

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)

the UT paper has a graphic on it of the whoel state colored red

but austin is one tiny glint of blue

VERY appropo!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 10th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Achieved

Eye of the storm....

Thanks for telling me this.
I can see it in my head.

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