Friday, March 11, 2016

Let's Take a Moment and Reflect on Molly White's (Thankfully) Short Term in the Legislature

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 11:21 AM

click to enlarge Texas Representative Molly White (right) is taking aim at gay marriage and the Supreme Court with a bill that she thinks would actually trump the highest court in the nation. - TEXAS REP. MOLLY WHITE
  • Texas Rep. Molly White
  • Texas Representative Molly White (right) is taking aim at gay marriage and the Supreme Court with a bill that she thinks would actually trump the highest court in the nation.
One of the Texas Tea Party's favorite circus performers has lost her bid for re-election.

Muslims, women and LGBT communities all across the state should breathe a huge sigh of momentary relief. At least one Texas hate-monger won't be returning to the capital. 

Former Rep. Molly White narrowly lost her primary race to Republican Hugh Shine, a former state representative, the Austin American-Statesman reports

White made waves during her short tenure that reverberated on a national scale for all the wrong reasons.

There was that time she demanded loyalty pledges from Lone Star State Muslims during a day at the capital in Austin that honored adherents of the faith.

Today is Texas Muslim Capital Day in Austin. The House is in recess until Monday. Most Members including myself are back...

Posted by Molly White on Thursday, January 29, 2015


Then there was that time she thought she could pass a law that would undermine the Supreme Court of the United States.

The proposed legislation said the Texas Constitution, which was amended to ban same-sex marriage, will "apply regardless of whether a federal court ruling or other federal law provides that a prohibition against the creation or recognition of a same-sex marriage or a civil union is not permitted under the United States Constitution."

In 2015, Texas Monthly named White one of the 10 worst lawmakers in the state.

Farewell, Molly, and good luck. You won't be missed.


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