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meli
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I would like to know if the following has any truth to it.

Please forward this email to every Christian that you know. It is important that the Christian voters of Texas speak loud and clear in November, by SUPPORTING and voting YES to HJR 6. Of course you may be wondering why you have not heard of this proposed amendment before? The answer is simple. There is a grassroots effort in our Texas gay communities to keep conservatives in the dark. Since there will not be any big elections this November, the probability of people getting out to vote are slim. The gay community is planning to use our complacency against us. While we are not voting, they will be!

Please encourage everyone you know, to get out and vote on November 8th, in support of HJR 6. Educate your friends, family, and church members on the content of this amendment. I have enclosed a summary. We as Christians and as Texans need to send a message once and for all. While researching this amendment, the websites against it far outnumbered the ones in support of it. That is what prompted me to write. Pass this along.

Thanks,

PRAY!!! that the believers in Texas will rise up to vote in support of this resolution.

ACT!!! We are in need of Christians to educate the community of HJR-6.

HJR-6

The Texas State House Joint Resolution - 6 is currently being worded and prepared to present to the voters of the State of Texas. This resolution will define marriage as being between one man and one woman, and the Texas voters will vote on this resolution on November 8, 2005.

The resolution currently reads as follows:

A Joint Resolution

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman.

Be it resolved by the legislature of the State of Texas:

Section 1. Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by adding Section 32 to read as follows:

Sec. 32.. (a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.

(b)This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

Section 2. This state recognizes that through the designation of guardians, the appointment of agents, and the use of private contracts, persons may adequately and properly appoint guardians and arrange rights relating to hospital visitation, property, and the entitlement to proceeds of life insurance policies without the existence of any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

Section 3. This proposed constitutional amendment shall be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 8, 2005. The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: bThe constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.b

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Open Mike Night
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Looks to be true

Texas Constitutional amendments on the November 8 Ballot.

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Originally posted by meli:
There is a grassroots effort in our Texas gay communities to keep conservatives in the dark.

I'd be willing to bet that that part is false. I can figure out how someone would have an active campaign to keep a group uninformed.

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Jay Temple
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edited to remove stupid remark

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Four Kitties
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I didn't think it was stupid, I thought it was funny. But I'm not a conservative (obviously).

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