Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gay Cowboys Would Face Jail Time

The Texas Republican State Party Platform is calling for the re-criminalization of sodomy and making gay marriage a felony.

Basically, if someone were to help a gay couple get married, “the GOP would like to see that person serve mandatory jail time.” Also, it would be a felony to issue a marriage license to same-sex couples as well as for an official to perform a marriage ceremony for gay partners wishing to wed. I can find no information on the criminality of heterosexual couples who engage in sodomy.

In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court found in Lawrence v. Texas that Texas’ “Homosexual Conduct” law — a measure outlawing oral and anal sex — unconstitutional. It appears Texas Republicans would like to overturn that decision.

Would you put your neighbors - consenting adults - in jail for their sexual preferences?

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