Monday, April 25, 2005

They Couldn't Have Done It Without Them

The constitutional ammendment banning gay marriage, HJR6, narrowly passed the House Monday afternoon with 101 votes, needing 100 to pass.
All republicans and many democrats voted for the bill. At least three of those democrats, Rep. Al Edwards (Houston), Rep. Juan Escobar (Kingsville), and Rep. Chente Quintanilla (Tornillo), are in safe districts where over 60 percent of their constituents voted democratic in the 2002 General Election. If two of those Reps. had voted against the bill, it could have been killed. And once a constitutional ammendment is voted down, it can't be brought to the floor again.