According to this article on MSNBC, Texas state representatives voted today on a bill that would revamp the state’s Child Protective Services. Normally, I would say “kudos” because I know how most state agencies need serious renovations. However, a small part of this bill also includes language about banning homosexuals and bisexuals from acting as foster parents. Want to hear something even more disgusting? The bill passed, 135-6! I can’t even fathom that there were only six members of the Texas House that had enough common sense to see how unconstitutional it is to ban people of a particular sexual orientation from caring for and loving a child.
     If this bill passes all stages of the legislative process, potential foster parents will be questioned about their sexuality during the interview process, and current foster parents who are not heterosexual will have the children removed from their homes. How heartbreaking and absolutely ridiculous.
     The only bright side to this story is that the bill still needs to pass through the state Senate, so there’s still time to act. I would encourage everyone to please sign up for the Action Network of the Human Rights Campaign, sign their petition for equal marriage, or slap one of their handy dandy equality stickers on your car/backpack/face to show your support.