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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Texans to vote on Marriage Constitutional Amendment November 8

Texans will vote on a number of proposed Constitutional  Amendments November 8.  Among them, a provision providing that marriage in Texas consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting the state or a political subdivision of the state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage. If Proposition 2 is approved, Texas will join more than a dozen states that statutorily and constitutionally ban same-sex marriage. Massachusetts is the only state that allows such marriages, although Vermont and Connecticut have approved same-sex civil unions. No Nonsense in November, a coalition of groups that oppose the ban, has established offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio and selected campaign coordinators for 35 of the state's largest counties. Click here for the complete story (last visited October 5, 2005, REO).   Download texas_legislative_council_pdf.

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