Proposition 2 passes (election results)

Flickr PhotoProposition two has passed, tonight, with overwhelming support.  As of around 11:04pm with 82% of the precincts reporting, Prop two has passed 76% to 24%.

My opinions on this matter are well known, as I have blogged about them, here, before.  I’m very surprised at the overwhelming percentage of approval, I felt that the race would be much, much closer.  It makes me wonder what happened to the thousands upon thousands of proponents against prop two.  Surely there were more than 456,992 (as of 11:00pm) in the state against this issue.  I’m very dissappointed that this amendment passed.  Not because it’s illegal for gays to marry (it already was), but because discrimination is now written into the Texas Constitution.  Make no bones about it, Houston, Texas – and states like it – are quickly making homosexuals into the new “blacks.” (I’m sorry, I couldn’t bring myself to use the “n” word.)

Anyway, enough about my opinions.  On to the results of the other eight propositions.  Some are too close to call, as of yet, but I’ll let you know what’s leading.  I’ll even bold my vote on each one:

  1. Propositon 1 (rail facilities funding): Close, 53% for, 47% against.
  2. Proposition 2 (gay marriage): Overwhelmingly approved, 76% for, 24% against.
  3. Proposition 3 (economic development/debt): Very close, 52% for, 48% against.
  4. Proposition 4 (denial of bail): Overwhelmingly approved, 85% for, 15% against.
  5. Proposition 5 (commerical loan interest rates): Close, 43% for, 57% against.
  6. Proposition 6 (Adding to judicial oversight): Seemingly approved, 63% for, 38% against.
  7. Proposition 7 (reverse mortgage advance line-of-credit): Semi-close, 59% for, 41% against.
  8. Proposition 8 (land titles in Smith/Upshur counties): Semi-close, 61% for, 39% against.
  9. Proposition 9 (term of RMA members): Close, 46% for, 54% against.

Although no clear winners can be declared until all precincts are reporting in, it appears that propositions two, four, and six (hmm, odd, that) will be approved.  The rest are rather close.  Incidentally, on click2houston.com’s page – where I got this data – the “for” and “against” rows change up on different propositions, independant of which is actually ahead.  Although news agencies are support to remain impartial, perhaps this is channel 2’s way of telling us their opinion (or at least the opinion of the web page author).

So, Houston… discuss, debate, conversate, ma… nevermind.  Speak your mind, folks.  Oh, and the graphic?  That’s courtesy of The Daily Show, by way of emilystarr.com.  I just couldn’t resist. (The graphic is as a result of the following quote: “It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marriesa box turtle. But that does not mean it is right… Now you must raiseyour children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle ison the same legal footing as man and wife,” from the Honorable SenatorJohn Cornyn of Texas.)

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1 Comment so far

  1. Governor (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 6:36 pm

    “propositions two, four, and six (hmm, odd, that)”

    No, that’s even!

    yuk yuk yuk.



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