On Thursday I sent an e-mail to Katy Bacon, a spokeswoman for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White, inquiring whether the former Houston mayor had any comment on Wednesday’s Prop 8 ruling. Bacon responded as follows: “No he does not.”
The Dallas Morning News asked White the same thing on Friday in Fort Worth, and he gave pretty much the same answer:
On another topic, White, the former mayor of Houston, declined to offer an opinion on a federal judge’s decision this week to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
White said he’s been too busy running for governor of Texas to study the legal briefs in the California case.
Asked if he thought a Texas ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in 2005, should be reversed, White would only say: “The Texas Constitution has been amended to prevent it, and that’s a fact.”
On Thursday we wrote about how anti-gay Republicans in Texas have been deafeningly silent about the ruling. The topic later was the subject of a segment on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” who noted that Republicans nationwide are largely avoiding an issue that was their rallying cry just five short years ago.
The fact of the matter is, though, that in places like Texas, most Democrats don’t want to talk about it either.