Texas thrusts itself into the center of battles over personal freedom

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Texas thrusts itself into the center of battles over personal freedom

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Leaders in the Republican-dominated state have already enacted one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation and been in the forefront of devising measures that would criminalize parents’ efforts to seek medical treatment for their transgender children. Now, the state’s conservative attorney general, Ken Paxton, has signaled that he is willing to revisit the state’s anti-sodomy law, which was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2003 to protect intimacy between same-sex partners.

In an interview on the NewsNation cable channel soon after the overturning of Roe last week, Paxton told anchor Leland Vittert that he would be “willing and able” to defend any state law prohibiting sodomy brought as a test case before the Supreme Court. The question came up because, in his concurring opinion in the abortion case, Justice Clarence Thomas questioned high court rulings establishing same-sex marriage and the right of married couples to use contraception and, in the Texas case, outlawing criminalization of gay intimacy.

Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston, said the overturning of Roe is the “first domino of many more rights restrictions that Republicans in Texas have been aiming at for a long time.”

He said Texas officials could push for criminal penalties for sodomy and attempt to enforce the state’s 2005 ban on same-sex marriage, which was struck down in 2014.

The Texas abortion law, which went into effect Sept. 1, banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy — before many realize they are pregnant — and did not allow exceptions for victims of rape, sexual abuse or incest.

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Can we give it back to Mexico?
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uncledad wrote: July 1st, 2022, 10:33 am Leaders in the Republican-dominated state have already enacted one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation and been in the forefront of devising measures that would criminalize parents’ efforts to seek medical treatment for their transgender children. Now, the state’s conservative attorney general, Ken Paxton, has signaled that he is willing to revisit the state’s anti-sodomy law, which was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2003 to protect intimacy between same-sex partners.

In an interview on the NewsNation cable channel soon after the overturning of Roe last week, Paxton told anchor Leland Vittert that he would be “willing and able” to defend any state law prohibiting sodomy brought as a test case before the Supreme Court. The question came up because, in his concurring opinion in the abortion case, Justice Clarence Thomas questioned high court rulings establishing same-sex marriage and the right of married couples to use contraception and, in the Texas case, outlawing criminalization of gay intimacy.

Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston, said the overturning of Roe is the “first domino of many more rights restrictions that Republicans in Texas have been aiming at for a long time.”

He said Texas officials could push for criminal penalties for sodomy and attempt to enforce the state’s 2005 ban on same-sex marriage, which was struck down in 2014.

The Texas abortion law, which went into effect Sept. 1, banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy — before many realize they are pregnant — and did not allow exceptions for victims of rape, sexual abuse or incest.

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The mother had the freedom that caused the condition. The parents did not safeguard....personal freedom ends when another person becomes involved. Abortion is like forcing a homeless guy to kill himself because he inconveniences you. The difference is the baby cant protest.
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Excellent news!
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Decent people reject child genital mutilation.
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They are just enabling the Christian Taliban to stomp on more peoples rights in the name of their religion.
Doesn't surprise me in the least.
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SatansSon666 wrote: July 1st, 2022, 2:41 pm They are just enabling the Christian Taliban to stomp on more peoples rights in the name of their religion.
Doesn't surprise me in the least.
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Charlie Mike wrote: July 1st, 2022, 3:05 pm If you support sexualized child genital mutilation you are either a groomer or groomer adjacent.
Can't argue that!
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