That Didn’t Take Long

Well, this isn’t a surprise. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is already walking back his comments last week that it would be “fine with me” if individual states decide to legalize gay marriage, like New York just did. It’s a states’ rights issue, he said at the time. But gay-hating pressure groups like the American Family Association and Family Research Council — whose political support Gov. Perry has been courting — started barking and growling about it. So now the governor says he was just misunderstood.

“Obviously, gay marriage is not fine with me,” Gov. Perry said today in a conversation with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. He and Perkins agreed that a constitutional ban on gay marriage would promote states’ rights by keeping states like Texas from being forced to recognize such marriages in other states:

“”The real fear is states like New York will change the definition of marriage for Texas,” he said. “That is the reason the Federal Marriage Amendment is being offered. It’s a small group of activists judges and really a small handful, if you will, of states and these liberal special interest groups that are intent on a redefinition, if you will, of marriage on the nation for all of us, which I adamantly oppose. Indeed, to not pass the Federal Marriage Amendment would impinge on Texas’ and other states’ right not to have marriage forced upon them by these activist judges and these special interest groups.”

But the Federal Marriage Amendment would prohibit any state from legalizing gay marriage. So to recap: Gov. Perry supports states’ rights, except when he doesn’t — and especially when anti-gay hate groups object.

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  1. Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Oh, isn’t that SPECIAL? Ricky boy got himself into trouble with a hate group. The FRC has been designated by the SPLC, an organization I support wholeheartedly as I do TFN, as a hate group and they have a history of being very careful about who they label a hate group. But since the guv wants to cozy up to a hate group, what does that say about good ole Ricky boy?

    That hate group doesn’t want gays to have the right to marry, tough. It never would have dawned on gays TO get married, but “straight” people forced them to demand that right. How? Oh, dear ones, you do not know the history of well established, long term relationships that many gay couples form. When one of them gets sick, the other half of the relationship has been refused by the other one’s relatives to NOT VISIT THEIR LOVED ONE. Folks, that is not just wrong, it is cruel.

    How would YOU like being in a hospital and having YOUR loved ones be told that they could not visit you because you were not a relative? I have been hospitalized over 45 times in the past 15 or so years. My sister and niece always visit me. My sister has had to spend the entire night with me because I was either in a coma or otherwise not able to make decisions for myself. Gay couples have been denied that privilege for decade after decade.

    Then, dear hearts and gentle people, one night the NYPD had nothing better to do than to go into a gay bar and try to bust it up. You can push people just so far and then there is a breaking point. Look at what happened when King George of England pushed US around; people revolt. And that is what happened at that gay bar. From Wikipedia we find…The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

    Regardless of your feelings or thoughts, gay people are human beings. They have the right to be who they are. The thought of cuddling up with another woman is repulsive to me, but for a lesbian, they feel that my cuddling up with a man is just as repulsive.

    All gay people want is to be either accepted for who they are or be left alone. That doesn’t seem too terrible to me, does it to you?

    Now let’s say that a couple of gay men or gay women have been together for 40 or so years. Suddenly one of them gets ill. Their families long ago kicked them out of the family, but all of a sudden THEY want to control what happens to their “relative.” The other partner is told to go to hell. How would YOU like it if your husband or wife was in the hospital and YOU were told you could not visit them? Just how ticked off would YOU be? So why do you think that gay people who have been together for years be told to get lost?

    THAT is why gays want to get married, so there can be no doubt that they are RELATED. That is what our uptight society has done to them and I don’t blame them one damned bit. The hate groups to which Ricky courts accept him because he is one hate-filled guy. Look carefully at his face. He has that same look that bigots have; that is what unabated hate does to people, it shows in their faces.

    Anyhow, now you know the reason gay people want to get married. Sorry to be so long winded, but sometimes telling the truth takes time.

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