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TX Lawmaker Wants To Punish Schools For Supporting Gay Teachers

Drew SpringerA Republican lawmaker in Texas has sponsored a bill that would punish schools for supporting LGBT teachers and staffers.

State representative Drew Springer has drafted HB 1568, which would cut 7.5% of a school district’s healthcare budget if it offers domestic-partner benefits to employees.

A school district in Pflugerville, Texas, announced last fall that would offer healthcare to the same-sex partners of district employees, the first in Texas to do so.

“Our tax dollars are for educating kids, not for enacting policies that attempt to get the state to recognize homosexual relationships,” Springer announced in a press release. “To think Pflugerville has sued the state for more funding, while at the same time bankrolling a lifestyle most Texans do not agree with is quite disturbing to me.”

Another Texas GOP slimeball, Rep. Matt Krause, has introduced a bill to cut state funding for universities that don’t allow religious student groups to discriminate based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

So basically, the Republicans don’t want taxpayers money to support ideology people disagree with, unless its their ideology.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 26, 2013
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    • Rick

      Let’s all give good ol’ boy Drew our 2 cents worth. He obviously needs educating.


      Feb 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      This is why Texa$$ politics, politicians, and recalcitrant christian Texans of this persuasion make TX stink to high heaven! Either enter the 21st century with at least some grace and integrity or quietly slip underneath the Alamo and remain nontoxic to the rest of our country (same goes for all other backward state people of the south!).

      Feb 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      Well, yee haw. A rethuglican texas duchbag lawmaker wanting a hateful bigoted law passed. Color me surprised.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darson

      Didn’t this state want to opt-out when Obama was re-elected?
      WHY OH WHY did we stop them???
      Give it back to Mexico.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      I live in this freaking state!!! And have no idea where to start to educate these repugs,I’m just so tired of them popping up everywhere! Ugh

      Feb 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit

      He’s probably another member of Larry Craig’s Men’s Room Toe-tappin’ Boogie Dance Troupe…

      Feb 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dewin

      Low life parading as a family values guy- vote him out!

      Feb 28, 2013 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Darson: We already did, Darson! They turned us down flat!

      Feb 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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