Nov. 8, 2005

Texans Vote for Gay Marriage Ban

Today was voting day and one of the issues on the Texas ballots was for a state amendment that banned gay marriage.

The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

And, the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the amendment has passed (bugmenot), with Texas becoming the 19th state to pass such a measure.

With half of the precincts counted, 76 percent of voters statewide said they supported the gay-marriage ban, while 24 percent were opposed. In Dallas County, the margin was narrower, with 64 percent in favor and 36 percent opposed. […]

I can’t say that I understand why so many people feel this way. Though I had a hunch the ban would go through, I didn’t think it would be by such a wide margin.

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