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The 2016 platform (they compile one every couple years), however, is in some ways confusing. It begins by stating it believes that government must be "restrained from intruding on the freedoms of its citizens" and exists to protect rights, not grant them. But once you make it to the section titled "STRENGTHENING FAMILIES, PROTECTING LIFE, AND PROMOTING HEALTH," it is rather clear that it would like to restrict the rights of gay and transgender people as much as possible.
Further, the Texas GOP would like to "strengthen American identity," which "includes the contribution and assimilation of diverse racial and ethnic groups."
It wants sex ed teachers to teach abstinence until marriage and opposes all curriculum that in any way make kids think being gay or transgender is okay. Before it can secure a total ban on abortions, it wants to ban the morning-after pill, and doesn't want condoms distributed in schools.
That's because you agree with them. Any thinking person can see this is a discrimination bill. No matter the Soctus will toss it.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: olaru12
I don't see any rights being taken away in this platform. Just because something isn't encouraged doesn't mean you are taking away rights. This OP is all about false assumptions and faux outrage.
Any thinking person can see this is a discrimination bill. No matter the Soctus will toss it.
What exactly is the "American Identity"? How do you assimilate racial and ethnic people; and if they don "assimilate" what is the punishment.
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: olaru12
Two words -
Seriously, one of the best things I've heard about the state in ages. Starting to look more like the Texas I knew growing up. Maybe I'll move back.....