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Dan Patrick: Religious TX Republican accidentally praises gay marriage ruling

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On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, a federal judge struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, and stated he was complying with the U.S. Constitution. Not long after the ruling was brought down, Texas Senator Dan Patrick hopped on Twitter to confirm that he still opposed gay marriage, but an accidental "typo" made it seem like he had changed his stance.

The tweet has since been deleted and "corrected," but not before a screenshot was captured and is being passed around as it said:

"MARRIAGE = ONE MAN & ONE MAN. Enough of these activist judges. FAVORITE if you agree. I know the silent majority out there is with us!"

Patrick has since deleted that tweet, sent it back out, but changed the second instance of "MAN" to "WOMAN."

A number of Twitter users continued to show him their support, but others started tweeting him and letting him know that they liked his first tweet better. Patrick tweeted again to let everyone know that it was a typo and he tried to pass off the blame.

"oops! #twittertypo. We have a new job opening on our campaign: social media intern. Send resume to contact (at) http://danpatrick.org"

Patrick has 11,000 Twitter followers and many of them were confused, but then they accepted his reversal. Others seemed to enjoy poking fun at Patrick and letting him hear about it.

No matter what the possible future Lt. Governor of Texas may or may not have meant, the ban on gay marriage in the state has been lifted for the time being. The federal judge said that an appeals court is still scheduled to make a ruling later in the year.

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