Statements about Gays and Lesbians
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
"In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay."
The decision to remove Chick-fil-A from Emory University was based solely on student feedback.
"The financial penalties imposed" on gay couples "can cost us more than $300,000 compared with married heterosexual couples over a lifetime."
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
"Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court expected this June."
"It is legal in Ohio to fire an employee or evict a tenant just for being gay."
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
"In other jurisdictions where (a domestic partnership registry) has been enacted, we have seen that fewer people enter into marriage."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"The city of Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita, ranking third among major American cities."
Says legislation supported by gay rights activists would strip "mother" and "father" from future Texas birth certificates.
Says Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would require doctors and other health care workers to ask patients, "including young children, whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or if they know their gender identity."
"Barack Hussein Obama will … force doctors to assist homosexuals in buying surrogate babies."
Says, "Less than half of all states have legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, despite the fact that LGBT Americans report employment discrimination and unemployment at much higher rates than the U.S. average."
Homosexual behavior "cuts your life by about 20 years."
On support for gay marriage.
Says Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children.
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