Friggin Texas, man! I dunno, but I’m beginning to think that the GOP being down and out on the Federal level, gives them an impetus to show their asses at the state level. We all know about the Texas Textbook debacle, and now, I’m hearing that the Texas GOP wants to ban anal and oral sex, and make it a criminal act?
All because, the religious fundamentalists who hang out in the GOP are trynna fight back against “the gays”? Which is pretty silly since gay marriage isn’t exactly legal in Texas. But to make it a felony offense and reinstate archaic sodomy laws which would make anal and oral sex illegal punishable by jail time:
The GOP there has voted on a platform that would ban oral and anal sex. It also would give jail sentences to anyone who issues a marriage license to a same-sex couple (even though such licenses are already invalid in the state).
“We oppose the legalization of sodomy,” the platform says. “We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.”
The Lone Star state initially passed a law barring sodomy in 1860. Violators faced anywhere from five to 15 years in prison. The ban was overturned in 2003.
In addition, the platform says that homosexuality “tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit and leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases.”
It also states that homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in public schools and “family” should not be redefined to include homosexual couples.
The 25-page proposal, presented last week as a guide for the state GOP over the next two years, includes other measures including outlawing “sexually oriented businesses” like strip clubs and banning “all pornography.” (source)Ummm, yeah, so I suppose those freaky hetero southern Republicans who corner the market on internet porn abstain from oral sex, right? I guess that doesn’t matter when for your whole life you’re told that ain’t but two things that come out of Texas, and that would be steers and queers. leave it up to a bunch of anal retentive sexually repressed religious xenophobes to drop this news during National Gay Pride Month.