Texas legislators this week celebrated
the 10th anniversary of the state's ban on gay marriage.
The festivities, according to the
Austin American-Statesman, were held at the Capitol auditorium
and included a cake which read “10th Anniversary of 2005
“Might as well celebrate now, because
the ban will likely be dead by the actual anniversary of its passage
in November 2005,” wrote the Texas
Observer, a reference to state and federal rulings that have
declared the ban unconstitutional.
Texas Rep. Donna Campbell's
introduction of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick received a standing ovation.
Representative Cecil Bell cut the cake,
with Reps. Brian Birdwell and Molly White at his side.
David Pakman, host of the David
Pakman Show, mocked
the resulting picture that ran on the front cover of the Austin
American-Statesman: “It looks like it's a picture of a gay
wedding where two guys who have just gotten married are cutting the
cake together. And it's just so ironic.”