Sheffie Kadane Opposes Dallas' Pro-LGBT Measure Because Gay Rights Should Apply to Everyone

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This afternoon, for the first time since a marriage equality resolution went down in flames almost a year ago, the Dallas City Council made its first official nod to LGBT equality in the form of a "comprehensive statement of support" passed by the Budget, Finance & Audit Committee. The measure now goes before the full council.

And what exactly is a "comprehensive statement of support"? Partly, it's an acknowledgment that LGBT rights are worth advancing, partly a pledge to do better on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, partly a promise to iron out the inequalities the city's LGBT employees and their families still experience with pension and healthcare benefits. Lone Star Q has a photographed copy of the full resolution here.

"This is a vision," as interim assistant city manager Theresa O'Donnell told the committee. "It simply sets a vision."

See also: Delia Jasso Withdraws Support for Marriage Equality Measure After Losing Council Seat

It's a vision shared by members of the city's LGBT task force, who showed up en masse for today's meeting, and four of the five committee members. The lone vote in opposition came from Councilman Sheffie Kadane.

"What I didn't like is this resolution speaks to nothing but gay and lesbians," Kadane said. "The [references to the LGBT community] should be taken out from this paragraph and put 'all.' This should apply to all the city of Dallas, not just the gay and lesbian groups."

An admirable sentiment in theory, but Kadane's push for a post-homophobic world would be more convincing coming from someone who doesn't consider homosexuality a sin.

Committee Chair Jerry Allen took this in stride. "We'll be sensitive to Councilman Kadane's comments on all, all, ALL," Allen said, maybe seriously, maybe facetiously. "GREAT comments."

See also: Dallas Makes Strides On LGBT "Equality Index." It's Just Not Clear How.

Then Allen stood up, walked up to HRC's Cathryn Oakley and outgoing Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, who had delivered the Municipal Equality Index briefing, and handed them each a Big Tex bobblehead. Read into that what you will about the giant cowboy's sexual orientation.

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41 comments
shawn4848
shawn4848

 COULD WE PLEASE ELIMINATE EVERYTHING GAY.....seriously....the so called men morph into girls....the so called women morph into butch bull dyke rung munching  men......ENOUGH ALREADY....STAND UP AND SAY NO MORE FUDGE PACKERS...NO MORE RUG MUNCHING CHICKEN LOVERS....

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

I wish you could get a wider angle photo. I'd love to see the onion on his belt.

dingo
dingo

Sheffie inadvertantly brings up a good (not Winfrey) point.

Do you have to be gay do be same sex married solely for the purpose of tax breaks and insurance coverage? If so then isn't that discrimination based upon sexual orientation?

E.DALLAS
E.DALLAS

The guy is coming from the world of First Baptist -- he is making progress so let's encourage him!

lakewoodhobo
lakewoodhobo

Glad he now supports marriage equality, then. Bravo Sheffie.

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dallasdrilling.wordpress.com

"What I didn't like is this resolution speaks to nothing but gay and lesbians," Kadane said.

And then he fell back asleep face down into his applesauce as the staff wheeled him back to his room.

neonboy45
neonboy45

@shawn4848 while were at it, no more needle baby dicked fat fuckks like you either! w00t! oh wait, sorry, I forgot, I may hate everything that you stand for, but I don't know you. hm. wow. that's called compassion and understanding. have you ever thought that maybe it would be a good fuckking thing to adopt into your biggotted p.o.s. fuckked off ''life". grow a brain please, join the rest of the species around you. if you cant do that, then please, just go play out on 75. I hear frogger is a good game. go try the real life version.


casiepierce
casiepierce

@shawn4848 Who said anything about chickens? It's sheep, geez, get your bestiality facts in check....

Daniel
Daniel

@shawn4848  They've been second-class citizens long enough. They're tired of munching that bottom rung.

dc005
dc005


@bvckvs Of course it is.  The term G L B T is outmoded.  Q has been added.  Them preverts has added a Q for people who are "Questioning."  GLBT-Q.


Do you have any idea how much it'll cost taxpayers to add the Q to all that paperwork?


Adding the Q is obviously part of the well-known Homosexual Agenda.  That Agenda is agreed on while walking in revealing costumes during the Gay Pride Parade each year.


It's intended to let people,  including kids,  who don't know whether they're GLB or T (Lord,   don't let my son wake up tomorrow and announce he wants to be a T)  realize they have choices.   That's the last thing a Southern Babtist parent wants to happen.


And no,  it doesn't stand for Queer,  either.


God,  why do I write crap like this.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@dingo  Do male-female couples have to be straight to get married for the purposes of tax breaks and insurance coverage? Next question.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@dingo I saw that movie.

Are you going to be redeemed in the end too?

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@bvckvs  Oh Sanders Kaufman, Jr., you really should abstain from comments on these issues -- "perverts" -- really? Someone sounds a bit self-hating?

markzero
markzero

@bvckvs  So just who do you think gays and lesbians aspire to be equal to?

ruddski
ruddski

Yeah, extending rights to people who already have them makes perfect sense, in time, maybe they'll even endorse the right for heterosexuals to wed.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@casiepierce @shawn4848 

I believe it's beaver if you're talking about ru(n)g munching, but some guys do enjoy a little chicken now and then.

dingo
dingo

@CogitoErgoSum @dingo

Next Question:


As long as we are relaxing the definition of marriage then why stop here?

Roommate moves in

LegalZoom Pre-nup excluding all income from community property.

LegalZoom Marriage license filed

Roommate moves out

LegalZoom Pro se Divorce filed with pre-nup attached.

Thousands saved in insurance and tax costs.


Hell it doesn't even have to be a roommate, married folks can live in separate houses.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@markzero @bvckvsCertainly not Sheffie Kadane.

No self-respecting 'mo would choose a drag name like that.

dtfan
dtfan

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @Daniel  Whites marrying blacks is a pretty different deal than perverted behavior, but you go on, keep living in that liberal fantasy world of yours.

dtfan
dtfan

@dingo  No no no. You don't get the tax break unless you have gay sex. You must claim you have perverted sex with your roommate in order to earn the discounts.

leftocenter
leftocenter

"ONCE-PROUD" ???

Is it our NOW-INSECURE AND EMBARRASED LAND?

For the record, I'm still proud

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@Daniel  Oh I know.  The right-wingers predicted 50 years ago that the Earth was doomed to imminent implosion because Whites were marrying Blacks.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@dingo  Next thing you know, cats will be marrying dogs for the tax breaks. Then where will we be?

Daniel
Daniel

@dingo  I'm sure scenarios like this will play out ALL THE TIME, THROUGHOUT OUR ONCE-PROUD LAND.

casiepierce
casiepierce

@bvckvs @markzeroDo you know the meaning of the word sophism?
And no, it's not something perverted.

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