The Texas Campaign Showdown Between the Motorcycle Riding Politico And Her Maybe-Gay Opponent

How might Texas Rep. Norma Chávez go about trouncing her political challenger Naomi Gonzalez? Oh, just by calling her a dyke an insisting she comes out.

Chávez (pictured), a Democrat, is worried Gonzalez’s supposed gayness will effect her position on same-sex marriage in the Lone Star State, and thus owes it to voters to declare whether she loves ladies or men. So far, Gonzalez isn’t taking the bait, keeping mum about her sexuality, and we all know what that means.

Chávez, though, said it is a valid talking point because it may affect policy decisions in the state Legislature about gay marriage. She also brought it up because she felt that Gonzalez attacked motorcycle enthusiasts. “I have accepted my biker community,” Chávez said. “She needs to accept her gay community.”

At a recent candidates’ forum, a man asked Gonzalez to describe the significance of Senate Bill 1967, drafted by state Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, and sponsored by Chávez. Gonzalez said she did not know the specifics but insinuated that it probably had to do with motorcycles because the person asking the question was in biker attire. The bill, in fact, dealt with motorcycle operation and awareness, but Gonzalez’s remark upset some people who considered it a jab at the biker community.

Chávez, who was the first state legislator to receive a “State Official” license plate for her motorcycle, chastised her opponent for the remark. “I have not attacked her for being a lesbian gay woman,” Chávez said, drawing groans and some applause from the audience.

Sorry: The gentlewoman from El Paso County who rides Harleys is accusing some other woman of leaning too dykey?

[El Paso Times]