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Boo! Gov. Rick Perry Signs Antigay Pledge!

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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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135 comments to “Boo! Gov. Rick Perry Signs Antigay Pledge!”

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  1. 1

    I don't mean to be snarky but why does it have be a marriage - why can't you come up with another word for it? Marriage by definition is between one man and one woman. Just make up a word that means "marriage" between one man and one man or one woman and one woman. Why do we have to change the definition. I mean I want to be petite but I'm 5'9" so I don't fit the definition of petite - so should the definition be changed because I'm excluded??? Gays should have the same rights as married heterosexuals but why does it have to be marriage?? Just asking . . .



  2. 2

    Good for him! That is what marriage is, one man, one woman. They can procreate and form a family. Anything else should be called something else, but it is not a marriage.



  3. 3

    Well from what I have read about him he isn't the brightest in the bunch. I do agree that he should be focused on more pressing matters such as our economy,and helping Texas citizens through the drought, etc. I honestly don't get why people are on this anti gay tirade. Who cares what two consenting adults do. I'm sure there are other things in this world to be pissed about besides what goes on in people personal relationships.



  4. 4

    Our nickname for him in Texas is Scary Perry. He has no compassion for anyone with the exception of his wealthy good ole boys that are financially backing him up.



  5. 5

    YEA Perry!!! someone with common sense. hmmm….. wonder who i'm voting for lol. that's right!!! Rick Perry bitches!!!!!! works for me, i like listening to the gays whine and cry… :D

  6. FS says – reply to this


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    The guy is a prick and anyone who votes for him is a class A fucking idiot.



  7. 7

    Re: pythia – I know you're trolling, but I'll bite. You're really saying that anyone that is physically unable to have children shouldn't be able to get married? REALLY?!



  8. 8

    Re: Ohiogirl – I agree! I think gays should make up another word for marriage for same sex unions. Why do they have to call it "marriage"? I liked your analogy. :)



  9. 9

    Re: zappachic – speak for yourself! i haven't heard anyone call him scary perry. you sound ridiculous.



  10. 10

    WHY DOES ANYONE CARE? its no ones business what people do in their own homes. if two men or two women want to get married, its not effecting anyone besides themselves. Perez, you should look into Ron Paul, because even though he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, he also believes that the government should have no say about that sort of stuff, and also believes in a states individual legislation to decide on ridiculous matters such as this. RON PAUL 2012.



  11. 11

    So much for "Celebrity Juice. Not from concentrate." Seriously, put your political/gay agenda on another site and keep this about celebrities!!!!!



  12. 12

    Re: Shelah – defending perez hilton sickens me as much as the next person but you ae a terrible person.



  13. 13

    OMG, wow. I am a Texan and sooooooooooooo dissapointed! I have hated having him as our governor for the past 3 terms….now this…why can't he just go away. I hope he loses. I cannot believe this….sickening!!!!!



  14. 14

    Re: Oh Resist Her – Seriously??? sounds to me like what pythia is saying is that… now pay attention, marriage by definition is between a MAN and a WOMAN. I agree with 'em. why can't we call it a civil union and just be done with it already? gays are their own worst enemy.



  15. 15

    Re: tvas03 – as far as who cares what two consenting adults do in their personal relationships, i lay blame at the feet of the gay and lesbian community. who is the one marching and screaming we're here and we're queer? yep, making it everyone's business.



  16. 16

    For years there have been so many rumors whirling around that Perry himself is a closeted homosexual with a beard, and I am willing to bet that this is his way of covering up his true self. I don't know if he truly believes it, but sure as hell is acting like it. I hope the truth comes out soooooonnn!!!!



  17. 17

    Gay marriage aside, if Rick Perry becomes the next president of this country we are all royally fucked. He is a horrible, nasty person and God help America if he gets to be in charge.



  18. 18

    Re: Oh Resist Her
    Yes, in a way. Why, because it is not a "marriage." Call it something else. You do realize only slightly more than 1% of the population is gay. Why should the gay population dictate what marriage is? Call gay unions something else. I feel as long as partners can share benefits than call it something else.



  19. 19

    This clearly shows the man is completely out of touch with national sentiment towards gay union, and that is not a good sign for him. I think he'll be staying in Texas for a long time. Not that he had a huge chance anyway. No one wants a second GWB.



  20. 20

    Americans try to say their country is SOOO FREE. What a laugh! The government is run by religious nuts puts their noses in everyone's business. Christian Taliban. No wonder your country is going down the toilet.

    Thankfully I live in Canada where same-sex marriage has been legal for years–actually there is no such thing as "gay marriage" in Canada. There's only "marriage"–equal for everyone in every way. In the 1960s Canada's government decided they had no business in the bedrooms of the Canadian people. They've stuck to it ever since–left or right.

  21. d.f. says – reply to this


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    mario you and gays like you are the reason we are viewed by many as dangerous. i, as a gay man do believe in gay marriage. a civil union is quite fine for me. but you and those like you keep insisting and be flamboyant, hate anyone that disagrees with you, act like obnoxious entitled ASSHOLES! i am a gay man and it does not define me. like it does you. you are an embarrassment to us that realize that.



  22. 22

    Re: d.f. – Oh look! Another self-hating gay man. How boring!



  23. 23

    Re: Ohiogirl – Well said. I believe that the gay community should be able to have the legal rights/obligations that heterosexuals have but I do object to the defined term "marriage" as being applied to a gay union. A definition does not change just because society does. Seriously…..come up with your own fabulous definition and this would no longer be a debate.



  24. 24

    Word on the street is that Perry was and is a switch hitter.

  25. d.f. says – reply to this


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    Re: JasonDiggy – oh look another idiot posing as a man. just cause i don't let my preference define me does not me me a self hater. look in the mirror. maybe your missing something ass.



  26. 26

    Ok ok we get it we get it! You straight people…go fuck each other and make babies! Us gay people, will fuck each other and don't need to worry about making another idiot straight person who has nothing better to do than to worry about what other people are doing. Give me your phone numbers–I will send you a picture of my shit after I take a dump….ooooooh you don't care for that? THEN STFU AND LEAVE OTHERS ALONE YOU FOOLS!



  27. 27

    Re: zappachic – So what do you call Obama's wealthy good ole boys who bought his election??….. and by the way my name for Obama is Odumbo .



  28. 28

    Re: sk8terboy1983 – I've totally heard that perry has had some flings with male callers as well! pointy boots chassed his way as our governor when bush was called in as pres. appointed NOT elected. lets hope that the rest of america is smarter than my fellow texans have been (seriously, bush and perry as govs back to back?).



  29. 29

    Re: pythia – 1st, where are you getting the 1% stats? Knowing the exact number of gays is difficult, especially in such repressive countries like the US because who's going to answer "yes" to the survey question? Every gay, closeted or not?

    And why are you all so hung up on the word "marriage"? YOU don't own the word. Who says it has to be between a man and a woman? Meanings of words change all the time. It isn't the end of the world. It's just a word. Keep up.



  30. 30

    Re: FS – But at least this guy can balance a budget, unlike the current idiot in chief.



  31. 31

    Re: d.f. – Being gay doesn't define me, either. But I don't run from it and hide. Nor do I suck str8 people's asses and go, "Oh, massa, give me some crumbs from yer table. I'll take unions. I'm not good 'nuf for real marriage."

    And when you have to resort to name-calling, you've lost the argument.



  32. 32

    Re: d.f. – P.S. Learn to spell.



  33. 33

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – You wish. He's a hero. Perry for President. You rock.



  34. 34

    Re: sk8terboy1983 – Whats wrong? Are you a lawyer with dwindling receipts due to Perry's torte reform bill?



  35. 35

    MARIO: "Boo! Gov. Rick Perry Signs Antigay Pledge!"
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    Finally, someone to carry out the will of the majority of the people.
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    Perry is driving the Dems and the RINOs crazy…especially since they've agreed they're giving us Romney.
    We're supposed to be grateful for an unrepentant Romney about Romneycare.
    Shows we have the right candidate!
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    BTW.
    ANY and ALL comparisons you Obamabots bring up about Perry/Palin/Romney/ Bachmann are meaningless.
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    No one comes close to Obama's DISASTROUS actions while he's been POTUS.
    So shit can your stupid little reasons that would turn us off Perry, when Dr. Evil and Moochelle is in the White House.
    Spare us.



  36. 36

    War, poverty, economic decline, food supply, trade, off shoring jobs, Medicare, unemployment…. These are the agenda items I expect from candidates. This moral cause to avoid gay marriage is a huge distraction to the rest of the valid issues we need pledges for and against. I mean really, why is this even a platform acceptable to run on? And gay marriage if nothing else, is an extremely good economic boost. The wedding industry is amazing for small business and consumerism (presents, cloths, vacations), add Honeymoon and the inevitable divorce which will follow will create two households, more purchases etc. I mean really… people are incredible narrow minded to think that the institution of marriage is so sacred that it is only between a woman and a man.

    And for those talking about another word for it, it isn't the word but the legal recognition of rights that goes with marriage. So maybe what we should all do is create a new institution, move to associate the same rights and recognition to it and let the idiots keep marriage for themselves. Our grandchildren will say "remember when marriage was the only way to be a family? Yeah, and remember when grandma said they got the first microwave? Crazy right!!"



  37. 37

    Re: luvs2tango – "Finally, someone to carry out the will of the majority of the people." ???

    Surveys show that the American people are FOR gay marriage. And the number is growing as OLD people die off. Catch up! So he's actually going AGAINST what most Americans want. How ya gonna spin that, huh?



  38. 38

    Re: liarliarpantsonfire – Personally I don't care if he is a nasty person in his personal life. If he can repeal healthcare,create jobs,be an ally to the private sector,reduce the deficit and balance a budget…I'll vote for him. Since Texas has created 2/3 of all the new jobs in the U.S. and since Perry has been governor for 3 terms, it appears he is light years ahead of ODumbo in this department.

  39. FS says – reply to this


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    Re: yumba1 – he's trying to fix a mess the republican party made. so fuck you.



  40. 40

    Re: Ohiogirl – Any term less than "marriage" for the LGBT community is an outrage for a nation that holds as self-evident that all are created equal. More than by its parts, marriage is defined by its goals - to establish and maintain a family and to have that family acknowledged publicly as part of the social contract. As the basis for the social contract, marriage is too important and too beneficial to be restricted to "one man, one woman." As for Rick Perry, he's just kissed the Presidency goodbye. Most Americans are too concerned about what's going on in their own homes to concern themselves in the bedrooms of others. Perry's choice to sign the pledge, along with everyone else's, will likely be another nail in the coffin for the GOP's chances next November.



  41. 41

    Re: d.f. – I agree. I would think the majority of Americans would quickly agree to civil unions at the Federal level, so all gay couples in the U.S. would have exactly the same rights as a married heterosexual couple. The only difference would be the one word, "marriage". Perez's antics only stir negative emotions towards the whole topic and nothing is accomplished.



  42. 42

    Re: FS
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    Barack gets a B+



  43. 43

    Re: FS – He's seems to be very slow in the creating jobs department. The idiot has been talking about this since 2009. He seems to be too busy handing out money to the unions,and partying with Hollywood.



  44. 44

    I'll vote for him.. I'll vote for anyone to get douchebag out of office, and i'll definitely vote for anyone who stands up for what marriage is.. "man and woman"



  45. 45

    Re: Geat real – preach it. there's some photo out there saying that the solution to the economy is a gay bridal registry.
    on a different note, everybody is referencing how perry/texas has created jobs but neglects to mention that most of those jobs are low wages and unemployment exists in texas just as much as anywhere else (i hold a bachelor's degree in science and am a cert. teacher, yet still unemployed? thanks for cutting education funding perry). Not to mention our hungry and pregnant children rates. such a good job he's been doing for us texans.



  46. 46

    Re: dryan1971 – And THAT'S why gays need to fight for equal rights. Homophobes like you. What does any of this have to do with YOU other than your psychologically NEED to fight against anything gay? If you don't like gay marriage, don't have one.



  47. 47

    Oh God… Chaz accepted Dancing with the Stars. This should be interesting



  48. 48

    Re: sn2985 – Texas is not the only state with unemployed teachers and also I believe Texas according to my family members who reside in Texas, have to deal with a high illegal immigrant population which is causing financial problems for all of the border states. But Odumbo will not address this because this is a major Democratic voting block.



  49. 49

    Re: d20beckham – cry me a river… go tell Oprah.



  50. 50

    RE: HALKELL Marriage is just a word with a definition which includes the words "between one man and one woman". Why can't gays/lesbians create and define another word to include all the things that are so called implied by marriage - yet is "between one man and one man" or "one woman and one woman". The insistence of changing the definition of marriage is what is a problem for so many opposing gay "marriage". Again - must we change the definition of any word that we feel excludes us?



  51. 51

    RON PAUL 2010!!!

    He does not care what you do in YOUR home because he still believes we all WANT to live in a free country.. He thinks its not up to the Federal Government to tell you one way or the other…

  52. d.f. says – reply to this


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    Re: JasonDiggy – god your a sad person. stop hating so much and just live and let live. let it go. i use to be like you then i realized that life is easy. just let the animosity go and be at peace. this 2012, no one is going to bother you as long as you don't push your beliefs in their faces. and this goes for everything. just live and be gay. don't shove it in peoples faces . I'm sure you'll say I'm a self hater once again, but sonny i truly believe you are.



  53. 53

    What a bigot. DON'T VOTE FOR HIM! As a proud native Texan I am embarrassed and disgusted by him.



  54. 54

    Re: yumba1 – no shit texas isn't the only place with unemployed teachers, i remember wisconsin. i'm just saying people with good degrees are still out in the supposedly job-rich texas. i obviously live in texas and am of hispanic origin and deal with the undocumented immigrants and their children regularly. they pay taxes, consume goods, work jobs i would never want, is it really a real financial problem? even if it is, is immigration really the biggest issue we should focus on? i thought my point was that perry wasn't really creating the best jobs that he's been saying he's done and that texas is not the best place on earth thanks to perry. i'm not his biggest fan, but go hate on obama somewhere else. i have no interest in you spreading your opinions on me.



  55. 55

    Perez, the downfall of a society begins when it's code of morals is compromised. The Roman Empire fell apart from within, as did the the Egyptians… and it all started maybe not with gays being given the freedom to be with each other (as we know ancient civilizations did not vierw such things as abnormal), but their religious and social order started to crumble and soon with it went the rest. Like it or not, this country was built on Christian values. That cannot be denied. No they were not Catholics, but mostly Freemason Protestants; but yet they upheld the moral code stated in scripture. And don't start on the separation the "church and state". That amendment was to prevent the insanity that went on in Europe for centuries when countries adopted a national religion and religious 'law' became government law and people were imprisoned or worse for not believing. The amendment says simply that the United States wold not create nor endorse a "national religion". That is all.



  56. 56

    Stupid homo's… God's going to make you wish you never sucked a dick Perez.

  57. Wrenn says – reply to this


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    At least someone has the guts to stand up for morals and values!!



  58. 58

    It has been mentioned that he has a bi-sexual secret



  59. 59

    If Rick Perry becomes President, I am moving to Canada. I'm at least glad I'm not in Texas anymore ~ his "economic" handling managed to kill Texas back in 2003. I lost my job thanks to him (along with 10,000 other state employees).

    M~



  60. 60

    Just because someone doesn't agree with homosexuality doen't make them a homophobe. Obviously in some cases people are more harsh than others. I have a few gay friends and while I don't agree with their lifestyle, I don't judge them and they understand where I am coming from. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Read the bible. everyone goes along with the crowd and the one person that goes against it is blasted.



  61. 61

    Exxon Mobil thanks all of you good little Republicans for their next big tax loophole. Has Exxon given you anything lately? No. I didn't think so.



  62. 62

    Re: kissmyassobama

    You sound like a big closet case. No offense.



  63. 63

    Just because someone doesn't agree with homosexuality , it doesn't make them a homophobe. Insome cases yes, but a lot of people tend to jump to conclusion that if you don't agree with gay marriage than you hate gays. I don't agree with same sex marriage or realtions, bt I don;t hate gay people. The smart gays know that everyone fights for what they believe in. Everyone has a right too. The gay shit is old. Theeir are more important things.



  64. 64

    He does a lot of things that us Texans don't like. He wanted to vaccinate young girls and make it mandatory until people became out raged. He wanted to make Texas it's own union.Texas has run out of money. I can go on and on. Yep America and the world can't wait to have another President from Texas. Personally I can wait.



  65. 65

    Re: Skarsgard_Love81

    People also have the right not to agree to your right to be walking on the planet.



  66. 66

    Rick Perry is obviously not smart enough to use sunscreen. Maybe if he had a gay friend he would have been clued in and not joined the leather face club for stupid men.



  67. 67

    I have a Webster's Dictionary from 1989 (before the modern internet and search engines) and the first definition is "the state of being married, the mutual relation of husband and wife". The second definition is "an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected. And the third definition is "an intimate or close union". But, regardless of definitions, language and words are an ever evolving thing. What a word means at its origin could change over time. A quick Google search, and words like counterfeit, which had an original meaning of "legitimate copy", now has a different meaning today. Artificial meant "full of artistic or technical skill". I'm sure you can do your own search and find other similar situations.



  68. 68

    continued…

    And of course we do have DOMA, which legally defines marriage "means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife." But, laws and amendments change over time to reflect an evolving society. Slavery, Woman's Right to vote, Ability to Drink Alcohol…just to name a few. Marriage is marriage however you wish to define it. Whether you agree or disagree, gay people get married every day–regardless of law– just as people drank alcohol back in the 1920s. Today may not be the day our society defines marriage firstly and solely as "an intimate and close union of two people". What society embraces today (such as using the word n**ger), they cringe at tomorrow. What society fights today (the idea of gay marriage), they don't think twice about it tomorrow. Gay people don't need another word to describe their marriages. They just need society to catch up. Maybe tomorrow.



  69. 69

    Re: Skarsgard_Love81 – Yes, just like not "agreeing" with Black people doesn't make you a racist. Makes lots of sense.



  70. 70

    Re: JasonDiggy

    I think you have it backwards. The analogy would be you not agreeing to a black person right to be black. Maybe since you don't agree with it they should all bleach their skin. Anything to make you happy. Your the boss.



  71. 71

    I'm Texan and it's been rumored for years that he has had sexual affairs with both men and women… and that just may not be so far fetched considering the fact that he visited a gay bar, watching drag queens and wrote it off as campaign expenses. (Look it up!) What a hypocrite!



  72. 72

    There are so many things about this post, and about these comments, that just tick me off. 1- Perez Hilton.com is to report celebrity news. It annoys me, Perez, that you decide to stick your nose into politics on a website that people visit to read up on gossip. 2. For ANYONE in the comments who is saying 'boohoo Perry will destroy our country-sickening!'- get a brain. Our country is already destroyed, thanks to the guy people like you elected. Obama has not done one decent thing in all of the time he's been president. It's disgraceful that you even have the guts to insult a candidate while the guy in the oval office is a fool. At this point, I don't even CARE who wins- I want Obama out of power, and he needs to take his team of imbeciles with him. 3. America is a free country. If a president doesn't support gay marriage, that doesn't mean a thing- I find it hard to believe that Perry or Bachmann becoming president will have any effect on gay marriage. 4. I bet you that if this were a democratic candidate we were talking about, a. anti-gay stuff wouldn't have even come to the table b. nobody would say a thing.



  73. 73

    I'm pretty sure our leaders have bigger and more important things to pay attention to. Presidential candidates who are taking time to sign stupid silly "pledges" to amend the constitution so that marriage will be "protected" are certainly NOT GETTING IT - we are in real trouble and THIS is at the BOTTOM of the TO DO list. We need them to pay attention to: JOBS, ECONOMY, WARS, etc. This marriage crap has got to stop - Who Cares?!?



  74. 74

    i wish these peices of texan shit would stop trying to run the whole country…wasnt one bastard and his father enough.. piss off and let someone else have a go and stop the anti gay crap..fu**ing cowboy



  75. 75

    why should gays be excluded from society by not being able to use the word marriage and marry everyone else black white disabled retarded you name it is allowed to marry why would u push out a entire group of people …its rubbish u let them be a part of society u let them fight for their country and let them marry under god as god made them gay ! and stop the texan cowboy crap.. and why is this guy showing pictures of him when he was young and good looking now that hes a old pile of crap to advertise himself wtf…



  76. 76

    Anyone who is anti-gay has my vote!!!



  77. 77

    I COULD CARELESS IF 2 MEN PACK EACH OTHERS FUDGE, OR IF YOU HAVE SEX WITH GOATS. CAN WE FOCUS ON THE REAL ISSUE. OUR PRESIDENT HAS SPENT MORE IN A FEW YEARS THEN BUSH DID WITH THE WAR, 911, AND A FLOOD. IM NOT A BUSH FAN, BUT LETS ALL STOP AND THINK. MY BFF IS A GAY MAN, AND HE SAID BUSH HURT US, BUT OBAMA HAS FINISHED US. GAY MEN WILL NOT BEABLE TO PICK OUT CHINA..IF THEY CANT AFFORD IT. AT LEAST RONALD.R CREATED JOBS, AND CLINTON GOT PPL OFF WELFARE…THIS IDIOT IS KILLING US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  78. 78

    Oh dear wise one, what do YOU suggest we call it? I think your user name says it all lol



  79. 79

    lol… good for him. At least there is hope for MAN kind with people like him willing to stand up for God's word.



  80. 80

    Re: Ohiogirl – You're an idiot… Marriage is NOT defined as being between one man and one woman. Even the dictionary contradicts your claim! Look it up!
    Re: pythia – I'm a woman married to a man, but we're not having children. Does that mean we're not in a real marriage? You people just keep coming up with more and more bullshit. You clearly are a moron, since you don't know the difference between the words "then" and "than" and think only 1% of the population is gay, so no one is going to take you seriously.



  81. 81

    The only good thing about him running for president is he might not be Gov. of Texas anymore. He's the worst kind of politician, he panders to what he thinks is popular. I've met the man and the nicest thing I can say about him is he has nice hair, and he does a pretty good job pretending to be smart. If you don't agree with gay marriage, don't have one. Mind your own business.



  82. 82

    Re: yumba1 – Because we didn't have issues with illegal immigrants before Obama. For pete's sake turn off Faux News and LOOK around you. It's so trifling that people get their panties all twisted up and blame it all on Obama when we had the same damn issues prior to Obama for hundreds of years. We all only have ourselves to thank because we're so busy bickerng over this little pact than looking at the REAL issue. We continue to allow crooks to run our country while we snipe at each other over stupid little crap like this. Take off the tin foil hat and quit griping and DO SOMETHING>



  83. 83

    Re: yumba1 – Except for the fact that 2/3 of the jobs created while hes been governor were GOVERNMENT JOBS!!!!!!!!!!! What private sector? Do you research before you tell people false truth. What about the fact that 1/3 of teachers in Austin have lost their job or are fighting to keep it cause Perry wouldn't sign an agreement that a new grant would be exclusively used for education. Perry is a disgrace to Texas. The only reason he is still in his position is because money talks, and no, I'm not talking about Texas money. I'm talking about all the personal money being used to buy his position.



  84. 84

    Re: JasonDiggy – I got my numbers from the U.S. census, which states that 1.02 percent of the population is gay. Even if that number doubled since the data from 2000, than we're up to 2%. As for my hang up, well, nature intends for mates to be of the opposite sex. Humanity took that and formed mated units that were named "marriages." They always involved a man and at least one woman. So, my argument, is that this tiny percent of the population in this country wants to change thousands of years of human culture so that they can be "married." It's a subtle way to break down families, and redefine the institutions that built this country. I think the gays, small population that they are should be happy with their civil unions and sharing of benefits.



  85. 85

    Re: perez posse member 777 – They are not excluded. They are free to marry a member of the opposite sex.



  86. 86

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – Since your counter to my argument was to pick on my slight spelling error, I suggest you reread my posts before further proving your ignorance.



  87. 87

    First, I like Rick Perry. He has been in my office in Austin, long before he ran for Texas Governor. He is a very genuine individual with high principals. There is just one problem, he is living a lie. Rick Perry is absolutely gay. He was caught by his wife, in bed with a man from his office, which was front page news in the Austin American Statesman. His wife moved out of the governor's mansion and it seems that they have since reconciled. That however does not fix the underlying problem, Rick Perry is gay. His nephew, who is gay, was a customer at my bar in Austin for about two years and confirmed what we already knew. Somehow Rick Perry must come to terms with who he is. But of course, this is not going to wash with Texas voters. He will be outed and hounded during the presidential campaign and everyone can be assured that homophobe Michele Bachmann and her closeted, in denial gay husband, who torture children with their "pray away the gay clinics" funded by federal money, will be leading the charge among others. Perry has a great track record as Governor of Texas. Unless and until he comes clean with his true sexuality, his campaign will be snake bit with accusations and charges which I am very sorry to say are all justified.



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    Re: GeatReal – congrats for a well-thought out point. More people should apply rational theory like you.

    Re: Highboo – congrats for another thoughtful response. Everyone crying in defense of marriage – go look at a MAJORITY of straight marriages that have failed. Start there first if you really care about the sanctimony of marriage.

    In the end, when people call for a battle cry for Perez to stick with only celebrity news, you’ve got it all wrong. When someone has created a platform and declared their personal thoughts – you can take it or leave it. That is the beauty of America. And, in all reality, I am in favor of anyone spewing their own personal thoughts here. That is the beauty of our country. But, I will also take any ridiculous theories and try to counter it with clear rationality. Have y’all consider that? What happened to the magic of a deabet team? Although, I am still astonished by the number of people who still feel propelled to comment and read even though they are so pissed off that he wrote with a biased belief in the first place. Don’t act shocked. Also, don’t read it his blog. It’s simple enough.



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    Perez can say whatever he wants. It’s his blog. I read it for celebrity news. Yes. But I don’t mind when he gets political, because I know what I’m getting into as a subscriber. Meaning, I agree with him. If you don’t like it, then don’t read it. Which is exactly the MO I take and the reason why I don’t read any ignorant, hate-filled, racist blogs that promote bigotry, racism, or homophobic rants. I honestly don’t see how ANYONE can defend those particular thoughts. And good luck in 50 years, when your grandkids ask you where you stood on this issue and you have to explain you were part of the bigoted assholes that attempted to deny civil rights to all. You will seem just as stupid as the racist assholes of the 60s. Your family will be ashamed of you.

    Alright, that is all for tonight. And for the record, I am an incredible female in a long-term relationship with a male and we have no plans of having kids. But we are getting married. So, half of me says “Suck it assholes – we define our own marriage” and the other half feels guilt that we are systematically cutting out a portion of our society that want the same things, but we are too squeamish to allow it. How ass-backwards has our society become?



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    He'll get caught trying to get or getting some man on man love here soon. They always do…the ones that are so anti are the ones that are so closeted. Shame really. I suppose next I'll find out my marriage to my once-divorced CATHOLIC husband is illegal because "the church" doesn't recognize the divorce from his first wife.



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    Re: pythia – Now you're saying that gay people can get married, but they have to marry a member of the opposite sex?!? You're clearly an idiot (and a bigot). It's also completely acceptable to judge you based on your ability to spell basic words. If you think the words "then" and "than" are interchangeable, then (or is it than?!? haha) you're an idiot and there's no point in taking anything you have to say seriously.



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    Re: pythia – You missed the argument about the US stats. 10% is a more accepted figure in the scientific community. With regards to "nature," homosexuality exists throughout nature in many other mammals such as dolphins, apes, elephants, lions, sheep, etc. So WRONG AGAIN!



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    Re: boston61 – Tru dat!



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    Re: JasonDiggy – You can't expect someone like that to take scientific findings seriously. Science is the work of the devil, after all! No matter how many times they're told that homosexuality is present in other species, they just deny, deny, deny. Or, they claim that gay and liberal scientists made it up to justify the gay lifestyle.



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    He's probably a homophobic closeted gay.



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    Re: VegasLane – It's very interesting that he's apparently been caught with a man and his nephew is gay. I have a surprisingly large number of gay male friends whose uncles are also gay, and their great uncles were thought to be gay (closeted due to homosexuality being so taboo at that time) on their mother's side. It seems to be a pattern that has been studied, as I've found a lot of studies on the internet focusing on this.



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    BTW East Coast people… be safe this weekend…



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    Re: pythia – less than 1% ??? what the fuck are you reading? you're way off with your statistics. maybe once in a while you should read something that's not written by religious zealots. what a buffoon…



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    Re: Austin TX – lol yehhhyuhhhh! come you guys. all the candidates running are such a JOKE. it's like a three ring circus all the time…"who can be the most outrageous"

    OBAMA 2012



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    Re: ireland10 – exactly. i couldn't put it in any better words

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