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GOP lawmaker accidentally tweets support for same-sex marriage


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One Texas state senator made a rookie mistake today: tweeting without proofreading.

Upon hearing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage was struck down, State Sen. Dan Patrick tweeted:

One problem: Patrick does NOT support same-sex marriage. In fact, in his Twitter bio, he calls himself the “Authentic Conservative Running for Lt. Governor.” The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with one that read:

Patrick was able to appreciate the humor behind his gaffe, later tweeting out:

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