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Jul 2, 2009 Sad To Live in the DFW G. commented on Fort Worth Police Chief: That Faggot Had It Coming.
Sec. 49.02. PUBLIC INTOXICATION.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person appears in a public place while intoxicated to the degree that the person may endanger the person or another.
(a-1) For the purposes of this section, a premises licensed or permitted under the Alcoholic Beverage Code is a public place.

Does it appear this law is obscure?

All the first hand accounts of that night at the Rainbow Lounge indicate that the standards for definition of sec.49.02 PI - where ineffective to result in arrest.
Everyone denied that there was any indication that anyone arrested was intoxicated to the point of endangerment of he/she or others.

I guess they (fwpd-tabc) contend that if due to your intoxicated levels you cant defend yourself or others from assault by thugs with a tin badge -then you must then be guilty of endangering yourself.

Why were these people arrested? Does this law require any blood alcohol levels to be determined? Or is this just a way to give the cops an out -when an effeminate walk appears to be a stumbling drunk? WTF?! they approached us with a sexual swagger…..
What a defense - “he was walking gay“.
What do you think people? Has anyone on here ever had a PI arrest? What was the outcome?

Thanks for you input. Peace!! G.

Obama signs Pride Month Proclamation

President Barack Obama has signed off on
a proclamation establishing June as Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
2009.
The proclamation is as follows:
Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of
the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police
harassment that had become all too common
for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of
this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in
America was born. During LGBT Pride Month,
we commemorate the events of June 1969 and
commit to achieving equal justice under law
for LGBT Americans.
LGBT Americans have made, and continue
to make, great and lasting contributions that
continue to strengthen the fabric of American
society. There are many well-respected LGBT
leaders in all professional fields, including the
arts and business communities. LGBT Americans
also mobilized the Nation to respond to
the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have
played a vital role in broadening this country’s
response to the HIV pandemic.
Due in no small part to the determination
and dedication of the LGBT rights movement,
more LGBT Americans are living their lives
openly today than ever before. I am proud to
be the first President to appoint openly LGBT
candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in
the first 100 days of an Administration. These
individuals embody the best qualities we seek
in public servants, and across my Administration—
in both the White House and the Federal
agencies—openly LGBT employees are doing
their jobs with distinction and professionalism.
The LGBT rights movement has achieved great
progress, but there is more work to be done.
LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without
the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and
seniors should be allowed to live their lives
with dignity and respect.
My Administration has partnered with the
LGBT community to advance a wide range of
initiatives. At the international level, I have
joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize
homosexuality around the world. Here
at home, I continue to support measures to
bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT
Americans. These measures include enhancing
hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions
and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing
discrimination in the workplace, ensuring
adoption rights, and ending the existing “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in a way that strengthens
our Armed Forces and our national security.
We must also commit ourselves to fighting
the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the
number of HIV infections and providing care
and support services to people living with HIV/
AIDS across the United States.
These issues affect not only the LGBT community,
but also our entire Nation. As long as
the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled,
all Americans are affected. If we can
work together to advance the principles upon
which our Nation was founded, every American
will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call
upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and
the American people to work together to promote
equal rights for all, regardless of sexual
orientation or gender identity.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President
of the United States of America, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution
and laws of the United States, do hereby
proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the
people of the United States to turn back discrimination
and prejudice everywhere it exists.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand this first day of June, in the year of
our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the
two hundred and thirty-third.
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