That’s Right Nate

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Texas Makes Ultimate Sacrifice to Defend Marriage

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In 2005, with the liberal and homosexual agendas making huge inroads in Texas, the state found itself in increasing danger of a referendum making gay marriage legal and ending life as they know it in the lone star state forever.   Now Texans, don’t cotton to those kind of changes and they sure don’t take them lying down.   A referendum was overwhelmingly passed that not only banned gay marriage, but also declared, “This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”

The state of Texas had spoken.  In order to prevent homosexuals from getting married, the state would no longer recognize marriage of any kind.  This was the ultimate act of self-sacrifice for many longtime married couples in the state.  It must have been quite a shock for a lot of children in the state to learn that not only were their parents not married, but neither were their grandparents.  When asked for comment,  Jerry Strickland, a representative for the Texas Attorney General said, “The Texas Constitution and the marriage statute are entirely constitutional. We will continue to defend both in court.”

Kelly Shackelford, president of the Liberty Legal Institute in Plano explained the language was designed to be broad enough to prevent the creation of domestic partnerships, civil unions or other arrangements that would give same-sex couples many of the benefits of marriage.  In fact, it prevents two lesbians and two gay men from engaging in heterosexual marriages and then simply swapping partners to get around legal restrictions.

As a non-Texan I can only admire this kind of bravery.  It reminds me of the scorched Earth techniques used to frustrate Napoleon and later Hitler.   By sacrificing their own marriages Texas has struck a blow to defend the sanctity of those very marriages that they can no longer have.   I believe there is a lesson here for the rest of us.


Written by thatsrightnate

November 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

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  1. That’s just great, Nate. By the way, are you sacrificing your own right to marry to boycott gay marriage? Is that why you and Miss Ohio haven’t tied the knot yet?
    And what’s this story about Steve living in Texas?
    I wonder if you’ve heard about Robin Williams’ latest joke. He said on David Letterman that Oprah and Michelle Obama shouldn’t feel too bad about Chicago’s having lost the 2016 Olympics to Rio, because while Chicago took Oprah and Michelle to promote the city, Rio took tons of blow and 50 strippers. We’re kind of outraged over here, if you could comment on that.


    December 1, 2009 at 9:59 am

  2. I’m boycotting marriage to boycott personal trainers.

    Yep, Steve moved to Texas. It’s kind of nice

    I honestly didn’t know Robin Willians still was invited on shows people watched. Might as well kill his career in another country–I’ll look into it.


    December 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm

  3. but, but, but??? but if none of them are married then they’re all sinfully fornicating out of wedlock!!! That’s just wrong on so many levels.


    December 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

  4. Hey Shannon, it’s good to see you. Normally I’d agree about the fornicating, but I think they want to get married, they’re just making a sacrifice.


    December 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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