In all caps, the outspoken opponent of gay marriage blasted, "MARRIAGE= ONE MAN & ONE MAN" out to all of his 11,000-plus Twitter followers.
About 10 minutes later, the tweet was replaced, followed by several more tweets assuring conservatives that he hadn't suddenly succumbed to a progressive change of heart.
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) February 26, 2014
Marriage is between one man and one woman. Period.— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) February 26, 2014
As Lieutenant Governor I'll fight activist judges and defend our traditional Texas values.— Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) February 26, 2014
Patrick's self-described #twittertypo is pretty hilarious considering his obnoxiously anti-gay stance.
In January, Houston Mayor Annise Parker got married to her long-time partner Kathy Hubbard in California, where same-sex unions are legal. Patrick, who is running for lieutenant governor, said he was not "shocked that Mayor Parker decided to elope in California," and that "This is obviously part of a larger strategy of hers to turn Texas into California."
In an attempt to avoid future Twitter mishaps, Patrick also tweeted Wednesday that his campaign has a new job opening: social media intern.