Do you even understand your own anewsr? I really don't think you do. The very first example you use is the fact that it is the STATES rights regarding the law, not the FEDERAL right. Conservatives do oppose big government, especially on the Federal level, but recognize local and state government as reflected by the local communities for which they are formed to protect and serve . If a local or state government creates a law that still maintains the rights of the constitution, who is the Federal Government to come in and override that law.The agenda of the gay, pornographic,petifilia and beastiology communities is to force people to ACCEPT a behavior that an average person would find disgusting (obviously in TX). To create Federal Laws in order to bring focus to these practices as a means of normality of a nation seems to be what the Republican/Conservatives of TX oppose.Nice try in attempting to call Conservatives perverts all the while exposing your bedroom practices to all by wanting laws to uphold the acts. The sodomy laws locally were implemented by local governments. How they found the sodomy act being done in a bedroom in the first place poses the question to be was it done in a public way for local police enforcement to have a person be charged with the law?EDIT:Agree somewhat with Lag Indicator s anewsr, but would pose the slant as having to accept Abortion in order to be a Democrat, it is attached to the Party, having Planned Parenthood being started by a know racist Margret Sanger. Pick your poison . I would rather accept a local law reflecting the community (could always move to San Francisco) than be forced to accept a Federal law of murdering the unborn babies.BTW: Thanks for the url of the TX Republican platform, will come in handy in my area. The second url came from the article's source reference media matters which was formed to specifically go after the conservative/republican agenda. Hmmm. I give you kuddos for at least putting the original platform text first. I would not have responded otherwise.