TX State Rep. Leo Berman Will Not Support The ‘Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transvestite’ Agenda

Leo Berman, the Texas Republican state rep, has already outed himself as a proud birther. Now, in case you thought he might be something else, Berman has outed himself as a proud bigot who simply can’t support the “transvestite” community because, after all, he’s a conservative. I love this country!

Speaking yesterday on Austin’s KXAN Sunday morning show Session ’11, Berman faced off against Dallas Democratic Rep. Rafael Anchia on fun topics including gay adoption. Anchia, who supports efforts to make it easier for gay parents, including letting birth certificates name two mommies or two daddies, says, “Many times the children who are adopted by these single-gender families want the birth certificate to adequately describe their parents. And if it doesn’t, many times it creates problems, with respect to one parent being able to visit a child in the hospital if they’re very sick. It creates problems in terms of inheritance. And we had a very compelling hearing last session — I was pleased that the chairwoman of Public Health gave it a hearing — where these children talked about the difficulties it creates in their lives.”

But to Berman, it was one giant conspiracy theory: “Well I’m not going to dispute Rafael. I know he’s a very compassionate man. But it’s just like camouflaging an issue. This bullying issue in school, it’s a GLBT issue. It’s a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transvestite issue.”

Interjects Anchia: “Transgender.”

Berman: “I’m sorry. Transgender and transvestie. You cross-dress and you’re a transvestite, I guess. But anyway, I don’t support that at all. … I am a conservative and I don’t support the agenda that the gay, lesbian, transvestite? I’m sorry, what is that word?”

Anchia:“It’s the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community.”

Berman: “Transgender community.”

Anchia: “GLBT.”

Berman: “GLBT. I don’t support their agenda at all.”

Yeah. Their rainbow flag is just one big means of camouflage and blending in, isn’t it.

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  • fradiavolo

    However, he DOES support the redneck, white trash, “Kooks-of-Hazzard” peckerwood agenda. It’s Texas — what do you expect?

  • Shannon1981

    Gays, get out of the south. Seriously. We will get no love here. Do what I am doing and make a way for yourselves to leave ASAP. Let the rednecks have it.

  • Alex

    Lol why is this even news? A homophobic republican– geez I’m shocked

  • greybat

    Leo makes “Compassionate” sound like a dirty word.

  • Lawrence

    Did they mean to juxtapose a great dem. politician, to a batshit crazy repub?

  • soakman

    Why is it that representatives use the word “I” so much? Doesn’t that very usage defy the very definition of their title?

  • Francis

    So, basically, I’m against gays because I just am. Interestingly enough, that’s more or less the same argument you see by most anti-gays. I’m simply anti-gay, deal with it. This is exactly why these bigots need to be countered with facts since they have absolutely nothing factual to bring to the table.

  • james_from_cambridge

    *sigh* My fellow gays who have to live in the South…you truly have my sympathy.

  • Jeffree

    Please tell TxStateRep LeoBerman that we don’t support that damn Texican,Transarkansan, Texionish—whatever—agenda either.

  • Max the Communist

    “Transvestite . . . transvestite . . . what’s that word again? Transgender? You cross-dress . . . yer transtvestite . . . I guess . . . ”

    Yeah. He needs someone to teach him the basics–like how to tie his shoes! Why don’t we send him an actual transvestite?

  • Joetx

    Leo Berman, proof that God does indeed make mistakes.

    Sorry folks, but here in TX, we have arguably the highest per capita of stupidity & asshatness in the U.S. It’s all due to religion & a deep distrust of education, the latter which they fear is rife with liberal agendas (see our State Board of Education).

  • Dallas David

    @Joetx: Agreed, there’s an epidemic of stupidity here in Texas. In Barber school, I was appalled to see students doing straight razor shaves, and nobody bothered to tell them not to put their fingers directly in their customer’s blood. That’s basic info, goes with safe-sex and etc.
    But I’ll be darned if I can talk the state barber regulators to enforce the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, which would put an end to such foolishness. Instead, they passed a rule requiring licensees to misuse disinfectants (one lady is dead so far), and to require razor blades to be used once and discarded, or else used and autoclaved.
    These Texans think I’m nuts.
    Well, I guess I am . . . but I’m not stupid.

    Yah, more than our fair share of Southern Stupidity here. (BTW – I’m originally a Yankee)

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