BREAKING NEWS ~ Same-sex marriage ban approved in Texas vote

[JURIST] Texas media are reporting that by a wide margin state voters have approved Proposition 2 [text; Yes campaign website; additional pro-Proposition website; LGRL No campaign website], a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. The ban was strongly supported by Texas Republican governor Rick Perry; some opponents actually rejected the ban as not being explicit enough [No campaign website] against gays. With 472,553 votes counted, 74 percent favored the measure with 26 percent opposed. The Houston Chronicle has more.



 

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