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VOLUME 23 I ISSUE 14
AUGUST 118 I 2006
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR LGBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Candidate's gay marriage comments spark outrage
Rowland, Republican running for lieutenant governor in
Colorado, compared same-sex marriage to bestiality
By Dan Elliott Associated Press
DENVER — Democrats pounced
on Republican gubernatorial candidate
Bob Beauprez and his newly chosen
running mate Janet Rowland on
Tuesday for comments she made five
months ago comparing same-sex mar-
riage to bestiality.
In a March 17 broadcast of the
Rocky Mountain PBS program
"Colorado State of Mind," Rowland
said homosexuality is an alternative
lifestyle, adding, "For some people,
the alternative lifestyle is bestiality. Do
we allow a man to marry a sheep?"
Democrat Bill Ritter's campaign
called the remarks "insensitive, close-
minded, derogatory and crude" and
demanded an apology.
"This shows just how far to the right
and out-of-touch the Beauprez-
Rowland ticket really is," Ritter cam-
paign manager Greg Kolomitz said.
Beauprez campaign manager John
Marshall said Rowland regretted the
remark and has apologized.
"We all say things we don't mean
sometimes," he said. "That's what
He said Beauprez continues to
believe Rowland is a strong candidate
but added, "Let me be clear. He does-
n't agree with [the] comments and nei-
ther does she."
Marshall said Rowland had told
campaign officials about the remarks
before she was chosen as Beauprez's
running mate, and they accepted her
apology and statement of regret.
Rowland was campaigning
Tuesday and was not available for fur-
ther comment, Marshall said.
The tempest arose just one day after
Beauprez announced that Rowland, a
Dallas Fire and Rescue vehicles crowded into the block-long stretch of Knight Street between Maple Avenue and Fairmount Street Tuesday
afternoon in response to a four-alarm blaze that destroyed a vacant apartment building at 4201 Fairmount. Fire department officials said
because temperatures that day soared over 100 degrees, the fire was raised to four alarms to put more firefighters at the scene to help
those who initially responded avoid heat exhaustion.
Group drops effort to repeal ordinance
Invalid signatures prompt Cincinnati organization
to withdraw petitions asking for referendum
CINCINNATI — A group has
given up its efforts to have voters
decide whether gay people should be
protected under the city's anti-discrim-
The group Equal Rights Not
Special Rights withdrew its petitions
for the November ballot on Tuesday
because many of the signatures col-
lected were obvious forgeries, chair-
The characters in the
Star' and 'Laundry and
Bourbon' hit home for
out actors Marisa
Diotalevi and David
Plunkett. PAGE 34.
man Phil Burress said.
Some of the signatures opponents
planned to challenge included those of
Cuban President Fidel Castro and
Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini.
The withdrawal may mark the end
of a 14-year battle in the city over
whether gay people should be protect-
ed from discrimination.
"This shows how much the city has
From the gay duo who
created 'The Flutter'
comes the unexpectedly
makes gay gringos look
villainous. PAGE 40.
changed," said Gary Wright, co-chair-
man of Citizens to Restore Fairness, a
group that supports gay rights.
City Council decided in March to
add gays and lesbians and transgender
people to its human rights ordinance,
which protects people from discrimi-
nation based on race, gender, age,
color, religion, disability status, mari-
tal status or ethnic, national or
Appalachian regional origin.
The amended law didn't take effect
while Equal Rights Not Special Rights
See PETITION on PAGE 26
Martin Fry is the metro-
sexual movement's most
stylish granddaddy. The
vocalist for ABC lends
his take on Savile Row
finery and cyberspace
clubbing. PAGE 44.
Mesa County commissioner, is his
running mate in what is expected to be
a tight race for the seat being given up
by term-limited GOP Gov. Bill
Owens. Beauprez praised Rowland's
accomplishments, integrity and "real-
Rowland, 43, is a married mother of
two children. In the broadcast, she
stressed she does not hate gays.
"I have friends who are gay. I've
worked with people who are gay. I
have utmost respect for them," she
She said society must differentiate
between what is acceptable as mar-
See ROWLAND on PAGE 26
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob
Beauprez hugs Janet Rowland after announc-
ing her as his running mate.
Miller outlines bond
plan for GLB chamber
Mayor promises to push for one-cent property tax
decrease to offset increase bond program would bring
By David Webb Staff Writer
Dallas Mayor Laura Miller prom-
ised during a speech before the North
Texas Gay and Lesbian Chamber of
Commerce on Tuesday to push for a
property tax decrease of one cent in
the city's 2007 budget.
Miller's promise came as she fin-
ished an outline of the $1.3 billion
bond program voters will consider in
the November election. If approved,
the bond program will raise city prop-
erty taxes by about 16 percent over six
years, she said.
"I believe strongly we can get it
down at least a penny before we hit
See MILLER on PAGE 9
president of the
North Texas GLBT
ents a plaque to
Laura Miller to
thank Miller for
her support of the
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 2006, newspaper, August 18, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238922/m1/1/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.