Another raging homophobe running for the presidency. Fantastic.
We knew that Texas' Governor Rick Perry had his platform against gay marriage, but after he applauded New York's decision to make same-sex marriage legal, we hoped he had seen the light. Plus, he's always been all about individual states' rights, so even if he were lucky enough to make it to the Oval Office, we thought that would mean he would let New York and the other states keep their legislation intact.
Yeah, not so much.
Today, Gov. Perry signed a pledge by the National Organization for Marriage that states if he is elected President, Perry will send a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification, and appoint U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will "reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution."
Our stomachs just turned. This is simply … appalling.
Is this really what everyone is so concerned with? Not the economy? Not the debt ceiling? Not the thousands of soliders still in the Middle East fighting a war on terror? No, you're right, Rick. Everyone's main concern should be if two consenting adults, who love and respect each other, should be allowed to call themselves each other's spouse. That's really what will be the downfall of this nation.
Disgusting. You are one revolting politician, Gov. Perry, if for no other reason that you put your own personal beliefs before the good of your constituents.
Fingers crossed that he never gets anywhere near the White House.
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