Republican accidentally tweets 'Marriage=One Man & One Man'

Texas state Republican Senator Dan Patrick (R) speaks as state Democratic Senator John Whitmire (L,...

Texas state Republican Senator Dan Patrick (R) speaks as state Democratic Senator John Whitmire (L, in foreground) listens during a meeting of the state Senate to consider legislation restricting abortion rights in Austin, Texas July 12, 2013. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)

Reuters

, Last Updated: 2:53 PM ET

DALLAS  - A staunchly conservative Republican Texas lawmaker and foe of same-sex marriage found himself the target of jokes after a Tweet was mistakenly sent in his name that read "Marriage=One Man & One Man."

The office of State Senator Dan Patrick quickly deleted the Tweet, sent a new one that read "Marriage is between one man and one woman. Period," and jokingly said the lawmaker was looking for a new director of social media.

But the damage has been done and a fresh Twitter hashtag "#PatrickTwitterTypos" spawned, with users of the service inserting errors into well-worn political clichés.

Some included "Texans deserve lower taxis" and "I'm pro-life jacket and I boat."

Patrick sent his initial Tweet shortly after a federal court judge on Wednesday ruled that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

 

 


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