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Thursday, June 03, 2004

Texas Republicans Call For Jail Time For Supporters Of Gay Marriage
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff


(Dallas, Texas)  The Texas GOP is calling for prison sentences for any clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  The platform committee of the state Republican Party said the plank will firmly establish the party's position on gay marriage.

The party already is on record as opposing gay marriage. But, the tougher wording is seen as an indication Republicans want to make gay marriage a key issue in the November election.

The plank says that government officials who perform same-sex weddings or issue marriage licenses to such couples should face felony penalties.

Kirk Overbey the platform committee chair said that a criminal penalty would be an important asset in fighting what he calls  "behavior that hurts society."

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