Now Reading
IRONY: Republican decries Biden’s delegation of “alarming authority” after promising to prevent gay sex

IRONY: Republican decries Biden’s delegation of “alarming authority” after promising to prevent gay sex

IRONY: Paxton decries Biden's delegation of "alarming authority" after promising to prevent gay sex

- Advertisement Above -

Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton says that President Joe Biden has given “alarming authority” to the World Health Organization (WHO) during a pandemic. This is the same A.G. who last summer promised to insert the government directly into private bedrooms, in defending a state law forbidding intimacy between same-sex couples.

Paxton believes, he indicates in a new lawsuit this week against the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that the government oversteps by allowing the WHO to identify a “public health emergency.” He and other Republicans continue to rail against pandemic restrictions implemented to limit the devastation COVID-19 would cause.

Awkwardly, the A.G. representing the self-proclaimed party of personal freedom doesn’t feel the same when it comes to the rights of individuals and couples in the LGBTQ community.

For them, he’s all for strictures and government oversight, as he showed last summer when he promised that, if the Supreme Court gave him the opportunity, he’d defend a defunct state law forbidding same-sex couples to engage in intimacy.

The law in question was rendered unenforceable in 2003, when Justice Anthony Kennedy penned an opinion affirming the right of a couple to “engage in their conduct without intervention of the government,” and that the state has no interest justifying “intrusion into the personal and private life” of its citizens.

Sponsored Links

Still, after SCOTUS backtracked on a half-century precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade, Paxton was one of many Republicans chomping at the bit for a shot at walking back LGBTQ rights along with reproductive freedom.

“When asked whether the Texas legislature would pass a similar sodomy law and if Paxton would defend it and bring it to the Supreme Court, the Republican attorney general, who is running for re-election in November, suggested he would be comfortable supporting a law outlawing intimate same-sex relationships,”  The Washington Post reported.

You can see a clip from the interview in question below.

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

That’s not all — in December, it was revealed that in the same month, Paxton sought a list of all individuals in the state who had changed the gender marker on their driver’s licenses in the past two years, in what would ultimately be government documentation of transgender citizens.

The project seems to have been abandoned when the Department of Public Safety determined it couldn’t accurately sort out which of those changes were for reasons other than the individual being transgender, according to The Austin Chronicle.

So, Paxton claims he’s all about personal freedom, and decries what he sees as government overstep by making rules about behavior in public, including masking and social distancing — but unlike the Biden Administration, he’s the one who is literally trying to shove legislation into private bedrooms, and even into people’s pants.

Steph Bazzle covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph.

The Occupy Democrats Election Fund is a political organization
that supports ONLY good Democratic candidates

Please consider supporting the fund. Thank you!

Click here to leave a comment

Stephanie Bazzle
Steph Bazzle covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph.

© 2022 Occupy Democrats. All Rights Reserved.

Scroll To Top