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Why Rick Perry Thinks It's Politically Clever to Liken Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While it was widely reported that Perry had likened homosexuality to alcoholism, it went almost unnoticed that the Texas GOP platform had removed its prior call to recriminalize homosexuality. And that may be a key fact in understanding what is going on in the minds of Texas GOP leaders.

Wendy Davis Suggests Republicans Are Intolerant Of 'People Who Don't Look Like Them'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) suggested that Republicans are intolerant of ethnic minorities. Davis, a Texas state senator, can be ...

Texas GOP Platform Draft Endorses Gay Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel & Kasey Varner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

A draft of the Texas Republican Party's new platform embraces gay conversion therapy, arguing that it is a viable option for "patients who are seeking...

Amanda Terkel

Top Texas GOP Candidate Played Key Role In Denying LGBT Group A Spot At Republican Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two gay rights groups revealed this week that the Texas Republican Party has prohibited them from setting up a booth in the exhibition h...

Timbuktu and the Politics of Fundamentalism

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

As the American presidential campaign swings into high gear, recent events in the fabled city of Timbuktu remind us of the very real social and cultural costs of religious and political fundamentalism.

Social Engineering and the Politics of Ignorance

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

Given the impoverished state of American literacy, is it any wonder that negative political ads, so filled with half-truths, misleading statements and boldface lies, have had such an impact on millions of adults?

Gene Demby

Texas GOP: Repeal The Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 06.27.2012 | Black Voices

The Texas Republican Party has released its official platform for 2012, and the repeal of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of its central...

Texas Republican Platform Attacks Gays and Disabled

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Our nation and our children will be watching to see if the Republican party commits itself to the America of opportunity and possibilities, free of the hate, bigotry and prejudice found in the Texas GOP platform.

Texas GOP Platform Advocates Criminalizing Gay Marriage, Banning Strip Clubs, Pornography

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Republicans recently unveiled a policy platform that includes a statement of support for legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marr...