Skip to comments.Mass Demonstrations Across Texas Demanding Marriage Equality [protest anti-gay Rick Perry]
Posted on 10/17/2011 8:20:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
While we've never dated a Texan, we can assume by the actions taking place across Texas tomorrow that the saying "Everything is bigger in Texas" is, indeed, true. Find out what nine different cities have in store to protest anti-gay lawmakers like Governor Rick Perry.
On Saturday, October 15, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Harlingen, Houston, Huntsville, Odessa and San Antonio will unite in the struggle for marriage equality.
From public and boisterous marches and rallies to intimate and symbolic marriage and committment ceremonies, the nine cities aim to send a message to their leaders that all families deserve equal protection and recognition.
"The doors to religious-based ceremonial weddings are wide open for same-sex couples throughout our state as more and more religious leaders are supportive of marriage equality for LGBT Texans," says Jay Morris, co-lead organizer for GetEQUAL Texas. "Unfortunately, the doors to the house of justice have been slammed in our faces, and 1,138 federal rights provided by marriage are denied to our families due to state and federal regulations like the Defense of Marriage Act. Today, we are protesting that state and federal inequality and drawing attention to the need for pro-family laws that will provide safety and protection for ALL Texas families, including the over 17,000 children being raised by same-sex couples in Texas."
Various other organizations in Texas are participating and helping to organize specific local events, including PFLAG and The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin.
Aug 28, 2011:Rick Perry pledges to support traditional marriage ""Kudos to Governor Rick Perry for making it clear: he's a marriage champion," National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown said in a statement.
By signing the pledge, "Perry makes crystal clear that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, gay marriage is going to be even a bigger issue in 2012 than it was in 2008," Brown said, "because the difference between the GOP nominee and President (Barack) Obama is going to be large and clear."
The pledge also includes a vow to support the Defense of Marriage Act in court, appoint judges and an Attorney General who will respect "the original meaning of the Constitution," and appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of "traditional marriage" supporters."............
Thank you mr perry; http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2793891/posts
Contact CASH and we will help you publicize your direct dealings with a Christian-buzzwords-spouting, "family values" hypocrite and fraud."
They’re protests were about as big as your protest org.whodat.
What a disgusting website.
On one of my awful night mare travels to the north east I saw on one car a sticker saying.
“Family values” another sticker said Pro family and then I saw the other sticker.
“Marriage equality, love comes in all ways”
On the side of the car it has yet another sticker
“it was the American flag but had rainbow colors and a peace sign where the stars go”
Seen another car with a sticker saying “Catholic for marriage equality”
Now that is an oxymoron right away, how on earth can one be Catholic and yet pro homo or not have a problem with homo’s or their agenda?
The left and homosexuals use the name game to make some think they are Christian, pro family etc, they play the victim all the time but ask them if one man should have more than one wife and they say no, don’t be stupid, that is outrageous and then go on a massive rant of saying how you blew it out of proportion, that you are hateful etc.
Of course these dopes do not see the hypocrisy they are using.
During his speech, Perry referenced his signing of a bill to revoke the taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business in his home state of Texas.
Im proud to fight for and was proud to sign a budget that defunded Planned Parenthood in Texas, Perry said. Our obligation is not only to protect life and bestow freedom on future generations, but its also to instill character.
Perry has received an A grade from the two leading pro-life groups in Texas.
Governor Rick Perry has always championed the pro-life cause, tirelessly advocating for the sanctity of innocent human life in numerous ways, Texas Right to Life executive director Elizabeth Graham tells LifeNews.com.
Governor Perry has worked alongside Texas Right to Life, helping shepherd our pro-life bills and eagerly supporting our measures, Graham said. As governor of Texas, he has intervened to stop anti-life legislation on a number of occasions, and he has helped clear obstacles when necessary......
Whatever else one can say about Perry, you can’t say that he isn’t a staunch support of real marriage.
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Their protests were pathetic and yet again homosexuals or the left , both of the same try and tell us they are the majority but hate it when people get to vote on the issues and their agenda.
Perry's push for the sonogram bill has fortified his long-standing ties to family values and pro-life groups but it has also made him a target from other circles.
"We would aggressively work to defeat him [Perry], of course," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, which describes itself as non-partisan but typically backs Democrats. Star Telegram
In Texas Schools, Perry Shuns Federal Influence "When Secretary of Education Arne Duncan jabbed Mr. Perry on public schools in mid-August, it was only the latest skirmish between the governor and the Obama administration since late 2009, when Mr. Perry announced that the state would not sign on to common core-curriculum standards."...
Trial lawyers prep for war on Perry Americas trial lawyers are getting ready to make the case against one of their biggest targets in years: Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred and fear as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor.
And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him.
Thats a potential financial boon to a president who has unsettled trial lawyers with his own rhetorical gestures in the direction of tort reform. A general election pitting Barack Obama and Perry could turn otherwise apathetic trial lawyers into a phalanx of pro-Obama bundlers and super PAC donors.
You blame Perry for that? Pathetic
Oh....so the Ron Paul-backed swishers are at it again...
Yet, we are led to believe by the Fangirls that a semi-literate Texas governor who is polling behind Michele Bachmann in New Hampshire is the only Republican that can stop Romney and beat Obama. LOL!
The Left is priming the pump.
Democrats Unveil the Weapon of the Future........."This is an extraordinary series of events, of a type that we haven't witnessed before. Even more singular is the legacy media's insistence on covering the story (with the exception of the siege of Madison, which got the standard "unions unbound" treatment) as if it were commonplace to the point of boredom. It is no such thing; it is an ideological campaign of a magnitude and breadth that we have not seen in quite some time, if ever.
What all this amounts to is the baptism of fire of what I have taken to calling the "liberal superstructure." This superstructure is the vast constellation of advocacy groups, think tanks, single-issue outfits, unions, and various other flotsam constructed by the left over the past half-century or so. There are literally thousands of these groups, ranging from the ACLU and the Sierra Club with their hundreds of thousands of members to the local "Friends of the People's Venezuela" outfit which amounts to a retired feminism professor and her six cats. These organizations are ubiquitous, universal, and networked to a fare-thee- well. They are also liberalism's last great hope of controlling politics in the United States."............
Sierra Club: Perrys Energy Plan: Wheeze Baby Wheeze [American families have enough to worry about] "Today, Texas Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry unveiled his energy plan for America. The plan, if implemented, will poison our air and water with toxic pollutants like soot, smog, arsenic, cadmium, dioxin, lead, and formaldehyde. It would also undercut safeguards from mercury, which is a neurotoxin and is known to harm developing fetuses. Rick Perrys energy plan reads like a roadmap for making Americas kids sick, said Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune. Under this plan, we can expect to see much higher rates of asthma among children, and risk to pregnant women from mercury..."
Blame, you have a reading problem, I thanked him, they only thing missing is the fox hug.
I really like Bachmann, but I don’t think she can win. As of now I’m for Cain, but will support whoever wins the nomination. Even if it’s mittens (barf), I’ll have to vote for him over OCommie.
What values do you look for in a candidate?
Doesn’t matter - just trash Perry even when he fights for the values that are dear to Free Republic.
As it was in the days of Lot so shall it also be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.....
Well a person that could walk and talk and chew gum at the same time. Would be a good place to start, then add “none life time politician” and the absolute requirement they support the rule of law. Need more?
How has you cadidate fought for our values? Perry has been a strong advocate for our values for many years but you choose only to use condescending attacks on him to turn people against him and away from his message on fighting for our values.
Why don’t you show how your candidate has been better for fighting for our values rather than trashing Perry as he fights for family values?
I guess your candidate fought against some really huge demonstrations?
The ALL-CAPS in the word ALL means that they are including anyone who wants to get married, including bigamists, plural marriagists, people wanting to marry family members or pets. Right?
Otherwise, they want to exclude some people from "marriage", I want to exclude other people from "marriage", why are they more right than me?
you mention the Sierra club.
I went to a meeting of theirs to see what they get up to and what they say.
Now they are supposed to be about wildlife, etc.
are they hell.
They talked about getting salads etc in the local schools, they talked about looking to get certain people elected in certain areas and in their words that night “taking over counties one by one”
There was only 11 people there including 5 high school girls of whom were pushing their school to change their menu’s at lunch.
Gov Rick Perry spoke to LaRaza about the drug cartels, shared responsibility of border security and that it is Washington's responsibility to secure the border -- that the Federal government should support the military, deliver the mail and secure the border -- and they aren't doing their job. [HE RECEIVED a lot of applause] He spoke of the money Texas spends securing the border, that it must be sealed and then we can sustain legitimate commerce...He told about protecting the sanctity of the vote and strengthening our shared values, family, faith hard work -- they are TEXAS values and we should unite as citizen's of one Nation under God and concentrate on what unites us. He told his Cuervo joke and they found it funny unlike the Liberal Latino Leaders Give Perry Lukewarm Response (or more likely they'd heard it before)
CAIR Disappointed with Rick Perry, and Thats a Good Thing........."Unfortunately, as I described in Perry is not the 5th column candidate this weekend at Pajamas Media, some took the bait. A few writers unleashed hell on Perry, probably not realizing that the governors relationship with the Ismailis could be used to further alienate and minimize CAIR, ISNA, and other Muslim Brotherhood-linked unindicted coconspirators in Americans largest terrorism financing trial. I argued that this lack of connectivity to groups that promote political Islam and Shariah was a smart move on Perrys part:".............
Amil Imani: Governor Perry's Islam Connection Being a lifelong critic of Islam, red flags popped up in my head at Perry's purported cozy relationship with Islam and prompted me to look very closely at the governor's record on this particular issue and at this specific time...... .No matter how I tried, I couldn't reach the conclusion that this inclusion promotes Islam or is pro-Sharia. It seems that the mere fact that Islam is included in the curriculum represents supporting it. And with regard to the concern that the education curriculum Perry promoted is pro-Arab and against Israel, the evidence is exactly the opposite. The lesson on Israel reads: ..
David Stein: Debunking the Rick Perry Pro-Shraria School Curriculum Myth .Salon.com recently pulled a neat little trick, one that is currently paying great dividends The liberal mega-site recently ran a piece that essentially accuses Governor Rick Perry of being a pro-Sharia candidate (complete with a ridiculously crude photoshopped image of Perry standing next to a Muslim crescent). Of course, the title of the piece, Rick Perry: The Pro-Sharia Candidate? ends with a question mark. Ha ha! Its not an accusation its just a question! Arent we clever, Salon.com. .
Gov Perry's stand against amnesty is summed up pretty well by Marco Rubio:
November 2009: Rubio: Reagan erred in supporting 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrantsIf you grant amnesty, the message that youre sending is that if you come in this country and stay here long enough, we will let you stay. And no one will ever come through the legal process if you do that.
Rubio said the U.S. must first get control of its borders and its visa system, which often allows people to enter legally but remain after their visas expire.
Only after you deal with illegal immigration in a serious way seal the border and the visa problem can you then create a legal immigration system that works. That still leaves you with 11 million people that are here illegally, Rubio said.
While criticizing amnesty for those illegals, he also rejected the idea of a massive police-state roundup. He suggested requiring tamper-proof residency and guest-worker cards and fining employers who dont verify that their workers are legal. That, Rubio said, would bring the 11 million figure down dramatically by attrition.
Asked later about about Reagans support for amnesty, Rubio said, I think he did it for the right reasons, but I think it ended up working the wrong way.
Rubios no-amnesty stance on illegal immigrants has drawn some criticism from immigration hard-liners who say Rubio didnt advance the issue when he was House speaker and the collapse of federal immigration reform efforts led state legislators around the U.S. to propose a variety of state-level immigration measures."......
Majority? That is your argument?
You can’t defend your candidate’s record of never taking a real fight for anything.
So you say the majority don’t care about other candiates record of fighting for family values?
The environmentalists were all over shutting down Texas infrastructure (claiming 20 lanes running from Mexico to Canada)
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August 17, 2006
August 21, 2006
A record of fighting for family values is a liberal attack?
You show your true colors more and more everyday.
Perry should drop out and endorse Cain. He is only helping Romney otherwise. Any vote for Perry is a vote for Romney at this point.
Could be different polls numbers next month. That’s how I have seen the polls thus far.
Can you ever post on the topic or do you just like to troll and disrupt threads?
No he shouldn’t because the vetting is just beginning with Cain. His gaffes and flip flops are big enough to know that he just might get knocked down like the others. There hasn’t been one vote cast yet.
The others led the polls because they weren’t yet known. Herman Cain has been in this race for a long time. He has risen to the top of the polls, not because of people projecting themselves onto him, but because people HAVE gotten to know him.
Herman Cain is all anyone is talking about here in South Carolina. The poll today that shows him up 16% is no surprise to me.
When others had their flirtation with being frontrunner, the field wasn’t set. Now it is. There simply isn’t a viable alternative to Cain. All that the also-rans like Perry can do is throw stones and maybe elect Romney.
That is why I say that Perry should drop out and stop his pointless campaign. He had his shot and he blew it.
Of course that’s how you see it, because you’re married to your candidate. You can’t seem to accept the fact that Perry is finished.
When it was sure that the field was set, Cain became the conservative candidate. That won’t be changing.
He hasn’t been vetted until the last week due to his former position in the polls. He is not fit for the office of potus as he has to backtrack nearly everything he says. He flip flops nearly as much as Romney.
Actually his rise in the polls came when Palin finally came out and said she wasn’t running. Most of the new fans were simply the rabid Palinistas.
He is good at marketing and motivation since that is his job. The thing is those are just talk, not real actions. It’s the same type of emotion driven reaction like 2008 with 0bama. I thought conservatives were more rational but it’s obvious that isn’t the case.
Well, they’re rational enough to not support La Raza Rick. And thank God for that.
No they aren’t rational. It’s the same type of hysterical emotion driven crap as the 0bama zombies fell for. He’s a motivational speaker and makes good money spreading the BS people want to hear.
The fact is that too many people have disengaged their brains in this election and are buying the lies on immigration issue being pushed by eugenics supporting white nationalists.
“Mass” demonstrations? We had 60 sleazebags here in a park.
Actually, that’s more of them than I realized. LOL!
Wrong once again:
CAIR protested Governor Perry and The Response http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2011/August/The-Response-Critics-Hold-Protest-Rally-/
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