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Houston Voice, June 24, 2005 - File 005. 2005-06-24. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3815/show/3774.

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Title Houston Voice, June 24, 2005
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date June 24, 2005
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript 4 JUNE 24,2005 www.houstoovoice.com HOUSTON VOICE local news Strayhorn announces candidacy by taking jabs at Perry STRAYHORN, continued from Page 1 The move has left many Democratic gay activists unsure whether they should cheer, voice concern or cross lines and cast a ballot for her in the Republican primary. Strayhorn is still an unknown on the subjects of same-sex marriage, civil unions and equal rights for gays. A call to her campaign headquarters in Austin was not returned by press time. Many gays see Strayhorn as a moderate, since she was a Democrat when she served as mayor of Austin. In 1984, she was Travis County co-chair of Democrat Walter Mondale's unsuccessful challenge to President Ronald Reagan. But, her connections to President George W Bush are significant. Her eldest son, Dr. Mark McClellan, is the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Her youngest son, Scott McClellan, is press secretary to the president. Randall Ellis, who recently resigned at executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (LGRL), pointed out that, "Every Texas politician who is successful is connected to Bush." Ellis said many Texans, gay and straight, have found themselves fascinated by the antics of the state comptroller. "I've loved watching her stand up and call people on stuff," he said. "She calls it Gov. Rick Perry drew negative comments in newspapers nationwide when he suggested that gay veterans returning from Iraq should find another place to live if they don't like the laws in Texas. like it is." In announcing her candidacy, Strayhorn did not shy away from criticizing the current governor. "You know that Texans cannot afford another four years of a governor who promises tax relief and delivers nothing," she said. "Now is time to replace this do-nothing drugstore cowboy with one tough grandma." Just before Strayhorn made her announcement, Perry called a press conference to announce that he was calling a special session—his fifth since he took office—to settle the issue of school finance. Legislators passed a proposed amendment to the Texas constitution banning gay marriage and civil unions and a law to force pregnant teens under 18 to get parental approval before seeking an abortion but didn't deal with funding for schools before clearing out of the capitol the end of May. Strayhorn criticized Perry for not pressing for a solution to school finance during the regular session. "A leader does not call a fifth special session - costing taxpayers another $1.5 million - when he does not have a plan," she said. "A leader does not hold our children's education hostage and certainly would never even allow a discussion about schools not opening on time." Officials of some school districts have said that without a school finance plan, their schools may not open on time. Gay rights activists nationwide have criticized Perry for his recent signing of not only the abortion legislation but also the proposed marriage amendment at an evangelical Christian school in Fort Worth. The amendment, which goes to voters Nov. 8, did not require the governor's signature. At the same time, Perry suggested that gay veterans of the Iraq war find another place to live if they don't like the laws in Texas. Tammi Wallace, who is among the founders of the Houston Equal Rights Alliance (HERA), said Strayhorn would likely prove to be a formidable opponent for Perry "I think a lot of people might want to discount her, but she strikes me as someone you never want to come out against," Wallace said. Texas Rep. Garnett Coleman (D- Houston) expressed admiration for Strayhorn as a politician. "I think Carole Keeton Strayhorn has shown herself to be an adept and aggressive campaigner," he said. Garnett said moderate Republicans who want good government and don't believe they have it with Perry are likely to jump on Strayhorn's bandwagon. "She has friends across the board," he said. "Perry has played to the political extreme. Rick Perry is not a friend to the gay and lesbian community" Where Strayhorn will lean on that issue, Coleman said, "The jury's still out." At a time when a special session had to be called to deal with the problem of funding Texas schools, Coleman said, "She understands that being fiscally smart is important." Besides that, he said, "She's extremely entertaining." Sailing from GALVESTON in 2006 Find out why Aquafest IS THE BEST1II All the fun of a charter at a fraction of the costlll GLBT GROUP ¥■■</ CRUISE EVENTS Sad with the award-winning LEADER m GLBT group cruising offering piivate celebrity entertainment combined with an incredible schedule of group events! Space is going FAST on ALL2005Q6 Cruises!!! 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