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Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:41 PM

Greg Abbott: Texas gay marriage ban reduces out-of-wedlock births

AUSTIN – Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas’ same-sex marriage ban should remain in place because legalizing it would do nothing to encourage heterosexual couples to get married and have children.

Writing in a brief filed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Abbott said the state was not obligated to prove why gay marriage might be detrimental to the economic or social well-being of Texans. It was only required to show how opposite sex marriage would be more beneficial for its citizens.

“The State is not required to show that recognizing same-sex marriage will undermine heterosexual marriage,” the brief read. “It is enough if one could rationally speculate that opposite-sex marriages will advance some state interest to a greater extent than same-sex marriages will.”

Marriage among heterosexual partners, Abbott said, is more beneficial to society because it encourages married couples to have children and provides an example for other couples to do the same.

Read more: http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2014/10/abbott-texas-gay-marriage-ban-reduces-out-of-wedlock-births/

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Reply Greg Abbott: Texas gay marriage ban reduces out-of-wedlock births (Original post)
TexasTowelie Oct 2014 OP
northoftheborder Oct 2014 #1
Downwinder Oct 2014 #4
Warpy Oct 2014 #2
LostOne4Ever Oct 2014 #3
TexasTowelie Oct 2014 #7
drray23 Oct 2014 #5
Louisiana1976 Oct 2014 #6
bvf Oct 2014 #9
Gothmog Oct 2014 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:46 PM

1. Words fail.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:58 PM

4. I thought of some words.

But then I thought better.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:52 PM

2. Some hick town that never progressed beyond 1950

is looking for its idiot.

Every time that man opens his trap, he just changes feet.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 05:57 PM

3. He is a fucking moron (nt)

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 06:24 PM

7. Yes, the stupid runs strong in that one.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 06:09 PM

5. rationally speculate ???

Is he really that dumb to think that if one forbids same sex marriage this will lead to more heterosexual marriages ? How does that work ? Gay people will suddenly think "oh well too bad i guess i need to stop being gay and go get married to a person of the opposite sex "...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 06:13 PM

6. Greg Abbott is obviously mentally challenged and the fact that he's leading in the polls says

something unflattering about the voters of Texas.

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Response to Louisiana1976 (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 12, 2014, 01:30 AM

9. Even ten million bucks won't buy you a brain.

 

Sad thing is there are a lot of Texans who will see the logic in his argument.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Oct 11, 2014, 09:34 PM

8. Greg is a bad attorney

This is a very dumb argument even for greg

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