A San Antonio GOP committee is
promoting a resolution that demands the “repeal of our local
governments' pro-homosexual policies.”
According to Out-in-SA.com,
the resolution calls for the repeal of San Antonio's LGBT protections
ordinance approved last year.
The “ordinance uses taxpayer dollars
to: Allow men to freely use the women's restrooms, locker rooms and
changing facilities; Gag any city board or commission member from
speaking against homosexual behavior or be subjected to the removal
from the group; Subject businesses run by people of faith to criminal
penalties and expensive lawsuits if they refuse to provide services
that conflict with religious beliefs relating to homosexual
behavior,” the resolution states.
Backers also want the city and county
to stop recognizing the partners of gay and lesbian employees for the
purposes of benefits.
“[T]here should be NO granting of
special legal entitlements or creation of special status for
homosexual behavior. The Republican Party of Bexar County urges the
repeal of San Antonio and Bexar County ordinances that have given
special rights to homosexuals, and the repeal of city and county's
taxpayer-funded, marriage-dishonoring 'domestic partner' benefit
programs for government employees.”
The committee that drafted the
resolution is chaired by Jack M. Finger (pictured), who is described
by Out-In-SA.com as a “self-proclaimed homophobe.”
The resolution, which calls for the
ouster of any Republican who does not endorse it, will be presented
for a vote at the Bexar Republicans' county executive committee
meeting on January 8.