Saturday, October 22, 2005
AUSTIN - A proposed ban on gay marriage probably will be the big ballot draw as Texans start casting early votes Monday for the Nov. 8 constitutional amendments election. Proposition 2 would define marriage as being only between one man and one woman. State law already bans same-sex marriage, but the amendment would cement that definition in the state constitution. Groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage ban are working to stir interest in the ballot issue. The Republican Party of Texas' leader is aggressively speaking out in favor of it, while gay rights groups are opposed to it. Source. Kelley Shannon, Associated Press, Star-Telegram.com. For additional information, click here (last visited October 22, 2005, reo).