It started with a favorable committee vote and was boosted by the flip-flop of Sen. Frank Madla, and now Byron reports that the Double Secret Illegal anti-gay marriage HJR6 has been approved by the Senate, meaning it will be on the ballot this November and almost assuredly approved by the voters.
It's always been my opinion that the purpose of a constitution (yes, even one as overloaded as Texas') is to define the limits of the government's power. Using it for other purposes, such as to limit the rights of individuals, makes it hardly worth the name. What a tragic and shameful waste this is.
One can only wonder what the loathesome Warren Chisum will do next session, now that his life's ambition is so close to being realized.
I got nothing else to say on this. Go read this In the Pink post if you want to cheer yourself up a bit.
UPDATE: Here's the initial coverage.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 21, 2005 to That's our Lege | TrackBack