Typo trips up Texas lawmaker as Tweet suggests gay-marriage turnaround

DALLAS Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:29am IST

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/Files

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.

Credit: Reuters/Mike Stone/Files

Related Topics

DALLAS (Reuters) - 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 clich├ęs.

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.

(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Scott Malone and Cynthia Osterman)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

New Windows

Reuters Showcase

Netflix Deal

Netflix Deal

Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal incurs wrath of theater chains.  Full Article 

PayPal Spinoff

PayPal Spinoff

EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015.  Full Article 

Oracle Convention

Oracle Convention

Larry Ellison still the top draw at Oracle's mega-convention  Full Article 

iPhone 6 in China

iPhone 6 in China

With iPhone 6 approved in China, Apple suppliers ready for demand.  Full Article 

Tax Rules

Tax Rules

EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs.  Full Article 

Music Services

Music Services

Google searches for right note in online music business.  Full Article 

E-Commerce Dispute

E-Commerce Dispute

Amazon, Disney appear close to settling dispute over movies - WSJ.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage