Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and anti-gay friends in the Texas legislature prematurely celebrated 10 years of Texas' same-sex marriage ban by cutting a hate-filled cake at the Texas Capitol.
On Tuesday, anti-gay elected officials in Texas' Capitol prematurely celebrated the anniversary of the state's same-sex marriage ban by cutting a hate-based cake topped by pink frosting that reads: "10th Anniversary of 2005 Marriage Act."
Perhaps they've forgotten the birthday of their cherished discriminatory law. Texas Proposition 2, which added a same-sex marriage ban to the state's constitution, won't be a decade old till November 8. If it lives to see that day.
Rep. Cecil Bell cuts cake celebrating gay marriage ban at Capitol faith, family forum of relig/social conservatives. pic.twitter.com/1apKItkTtn— Chuck Lindell (@chucklindell) February 24, 2015
More than 60 federal court rulings, including four appellate court rulings, have already found similar same-sex marriage bans of other states to be unconstitutional and discriminatory, and the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to rule consistently this June.
Legal reasonings and the principles of equality under the law didn't stop House Rep. Cecil Bell from cutting the cake while others in the anti-gay party reached in for a piece of the cake-cutting action, eagerly wedding themselves to anti-gay bigotry — till death do they part.
The oddly-timed celebration came in the form of Texas Faith and Family Day on the capitol, organized by Texas Values, Texas Right to Life and the Texas Pastors Council. The Austin American-Statesman posted a video report covering the cringe-worthy affair.
"I need your back. I need your prayers every day. Every member needs your prayers every day" Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told the crowd of religious conservatives, to cheers. "We will be victorious. Because if God is with us who could be against us?"
"It is not discriminatory, as they want to call it," said Rep Donna Campbell, a Tea Party state Senator who campaigns for a religious license to discriminate against LGBT people. "It is actually discriminatory against who? Against us!"