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Mass Demonstrations Across Texas Demanding Marriage Equality [protest anti-gay Rick Perry]
Instinct ^ | October 14, 2011 | staff

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; homosexualagenda; marriage; perry; perry2012; rickperry; texas
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To: tirednvirginia

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.


41 posted on 10/17/2011 12:05:48 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.


42 posted on 10/17/2011 12:35:29 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: CajunConservative

Well, they’re rational enough to not support La Raza Rick. And thank God for that.


43 posted on 10/17/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.


44 posted on 10/17/2011 1:02:56 PM PDT by CajunConservative ( Leadership. It is defined by action, not position.)
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To: shield

“Mass” demonstrations? We had 60 sleazebags here in a park.

Actually, that’s more of them than I realized. LOL!


45 posted on 10/17/2011 2:41:23 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: fwdude
Whatever else one can say about Perry, you can’t say that he isn’t a staunch support of real marriage.

While I don't care for Perry, he supports the right of states to decide the issue of marriage, and that's in some ways more important, since it gets the federal government out of state issues. Remember, back in July he said:

"Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me, That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.”

I like the idea of telling the gays to go get married in New York.
46 posted on 10/17/2011 3:37:46 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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47 posted on 10/17/2011 4:08:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: bwc2221

Wrong once again:

CAIR protested Governor Perry and The Response http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2011/August/The-Response-Critics-Hold-Protest-Rally-/

http://washingtonindependent.com/110130/road-to-%E2%80%98the-response%E2%80%99-marked-by-months-of-protest-and-resistance


48 posted on 10/17/2011 5:28:54 PM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed:Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now, now. now!)
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