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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Brown County Texas Proposition 2 #'s

Gay-marriage ban coasts
Conservatives call vote victory for values; foes promise battle in court
08:07 AM CST on Wednesday, November 9, 2005
By ROBERT T. GARRETT / The Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – Texans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to bolster the state's ban on same-sex marriage by writing it into the state constitution, rejecting concerns that the broadly worded amendment could go much further than intended.
The measure swept most of the state's major urban counties, including Dallas and Tarrant. Overall, the amendment, Proposition 2 on the statewide ballot, prevailed by about a 3-to-1 ratio as voters decided nine amendments.

In many rural areas and smaller cities, Proposition 2 carried by runaway margins. An exception was Travis County, where opponents rallied college students against the amendment. In almost all of the rest of the state, though, the vote wasn't even close. And turnout appeared higher than usual for such an election.
"Texas is a huge conservative state and they've spoken on this issue," said Rep. Warren Chisum, the Pampa Republican who authored the amendment. "They're very family-oriented, and given the opportunity, they'll vote conservative. They still have a lot of moral values."
Brown County Texas Prop. 2 Voting #'s:

For 5,413 92.07%
Against 466 7.92%

Voter Turnout 24.27%