Thursday, June 9, 2005

Texas Governor to Gay Vets: Get Lost

From the Washington Blade via Raw Story:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested that gay veterans unhappy with the proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment should move elsewhere.

“I’m going to say Texas has made a decision on marriage and if there’s a state with more lenient views than Texas, then maybe that’s where they should live,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Perry said Sunday.

Perry’s comments were in response to a question during a news conference about what he would tell gay war veterans returning from Iraq.

Wow, Rick, a double-whammy right there in one answer: slandering gays and war veterans. Want to go for defending lynching while you’re at it?

Thanks, Texas, for temporarily taking over the title of Most Intolerant State. The competition has been fierce, but this takes the cake.