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"MARRIAGE = ONE MAN & ONE MAN," Opponent Of Such Marriages Tweets

Tough day on Twitter for conservative Texas Sen. Dan Patrick, who quickly deleted the tweet since he opposes marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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The "Authentic Conservative Running for Lt. Governor," per his Twitter bio, was not announcing a change in position, however, as the tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with this more expected one:

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

Dan Patrick@DanPatrick

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

03:14 PM - 26 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Update: Poking fun at his error, Patrick tweeted:

oops! #twittertypo. We have a new job opening on our campaign: social media intern. Send resume to contact (at) http://t.co/8rERPM4IXE

Dan Patrick@DanPatrick

oops! #twittertypo. We have a new job opening on our campaign: social media intern. Send resume to contact (at) http://t.co/8rERPM4IXE

03:59 PM - 26 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But then, re-establishing:

I want to re-emphasize my long held position: Marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman. Period. Join us : http://t.co/8rERPM4IXE

Dan Patrick@DanPatrick

I want to re-emphasize my long held position: Marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman. Period. Join us : http://t.co/8rERPM4IXE

04:06 PM - 26 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.

Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.

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