UNNECESSARY HEADLINE ALERT: Texas’ Republican Candidates Oppose Gay Rights

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All the Texas Republicans running for statewide office oppose gay rights, according to an AP story publish Saturday. The AP sent a survey out to the Republican candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. No big surprise there by their anti-gay stances, but some of their answers are kind of surprising.

One example is Attorney General Greg Abbott’s response when the AP asked if he thinks “that homosexuality is a disorder that requires treatment?”

“I am not a doctor, a scientist or God. I cannot render judgment on a person’s sexuality. I can, however, refer you to the American Psychological Association on the matter,” Abbott responded.

The APA removed homosexuality from its list of disorders in 1975. So, does that mean Abbott’s answer was “no?” Why not just say, “No?”

Everyone else surveyed avoided answering that question.

The survey also showed that the candidates widely supported the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and opposed non-discrimination bans (such as the one just passed by San Antonio) because they violate people’s freedom of religion.

Read more of the AP’s survey responses over at Chron.com.

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