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The Heterosexual Texans the State’s GOP Wants to Throw in Prison

Is anyone else in love with the Texas Republican party’s 25-page 2010 platform? In the new manifesto from the state GOP, which just installed Steve Munisteri (pictured) as its chairman, the party comes out swinging against sodomy (“We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy”) and everybody’s favorite, gay marriage (“We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such”).

The document actually repeats much of what was said in the 2009 platform, but with some fun new additions, like, “We urge the Legislature to expand the protection for private property ownership in Texas to include the exclusive right to buy, sell or use any asset as the owner deems necessary.” Except for strip clubs. Those property owners should have no rights, let alone exclusive ones.