Texas State Budget Bill Forces Colleges to Spend Equally on LGBT and ‘Traditional Values’

Rep. Wayne Christian proposed the amendment

An amendment to the Texas state budget bill just passed the Texas House that requires that if public universities wish to spend taxpayer dollars on projects like LGBT resource centers, they must spend the same amount on promoting “traditional and family values.”

The amendment passed the state House 110-24 (Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Texas House 2:1).

But what exactly does “traditional and family values” mean? Well, that could be our loophole to sneak around this ridiculous proposal. In my family, it is traditional to value your friends, neighbors, and strangers as equal members of society. Thus, an LGBT resource center would be the “traditional and family values” I like to call inclusion and acceptance.