Texas's house passed an amendment, 110-24, that sounds like it was written by the guy Karen just posted on:
While many members in the chamber cracked jokes and guffawed, the amendment's author, Rep. Wayne Christian, said the University of Texas, Texas A&M and "some other schools" have centers promoting "alternative sexual practices."
"I'm not treading on their rights to that, to teach alternative sexual behavior," said Christian, R-Center (right). But he said they must match it, dollar for dollar, with advocating heterosexual, "traditional values."
Christian's amendment speaks of any center "for students focused on gay, lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, transsexual, transgender, gender questioning, or other gender identity issues."
I'm guessing they didn't even bother to define "traditional values" in the bill, which will make it easier for people who actually work at universities and understand how they work to roll their eyes and move on. It's hard to see what schools could do to promote heterosexuality.
However this gets implemented, should it pass, it's still a reminder that the cranks who get angry while Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck is demagoguing some situation they've already misrepresented actually do exist and have some power. While most people would look at that amendment and ask how a school can promote any sexual orientation, much less be part of a cabal working to convert America's youth to homo-/pansexuality, these people get it because they're living in an alternate universe.
Eventually, though, this law could reach someone in the real world who knows how the world works who'll have to decipher what the legislators meant in the first place. Should a university invite ex-gay therapists on campus? Or allow a hate group to spread propaganda? Neither of those will particularly promote heterosexuality, but, well, that's what happens when half of American politics has gone insane.
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