Gay marriage ban is cruel...
It also bans civil unions....and thus totally robs all gay couples of any sort of legal protection..and robs them of dignity as well.
Texas overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Tuesday while Maine rejected a bid to repeal the state's LGBT civil rights protections.
New Yorkers reelected Mayor Michael Bloomberg despite the lack of an endorsement from the state's largest LGBT rights group, and in California gay activists campaigned up until the last moment against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's government reform measures as payback for vetoing a gay marriage bill.
Three out of four Texas voters supported the amendment. It not only bars same-sex couples from marrying but also prevents the state from recognizing civil unions. Opponents of the measure say it may also negate common-law marriages for opposite-sex couples.