It just happened in Hawaii and Illinois now Lambda Legal is working hard to make it happen in Texas. In San Antonio two same-sex couples are asking a federal judge in to immediately block Texas from enforcing its bans on gay marriage.
Mark Pharris and Vic Holmes along with lesbian couple Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed last month seeking to overturn the marriage bans in Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry, Bexar County Clerk Gerard Rickhoff and David Lake, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services are listed as defendants in the injunction filed by the Plano and Austin couples.
Texas Senator Wendy Davis gave a speech where she redefined the meaning of pro-life. Of course, it has the conservatives panties in a bind. It has to be the most authentic definition of pro-life ever given. It shouldn’t just cover abortion but all life and should not be so black and white an unborn child. See the Senators definition of “pro-life”:
“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”
“This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”
Conseratives are in a rage about her definition of “pro-life” as they should be because their marketing of their meaning will die away at some point. Maybe we should redefine Liberal and Conservative while were at it and change the places of the two. A true Conservative should care about Mother Earth and um… CONSERVE.
Senator Davis is a rock star in Texas and around the world as she runs for Governor of the big state. If you can afford to send some money her way and donate to her campaign please do so!
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner take us behind the true story of real-life crusader Ron Woodruff in this new featurette from DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, opening in select theaters November 1st! Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.