AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has revived an anti-gay marriage bill that had appeared dead in the final week of the session.
The measure bars public funds from being used in same-sex marriage licenses. Although it failed in the House, it was inserted into a Senate bill and is likely set for a vote Wednesday.
If it passes the Senate, it will go back to the House to consider before session ends June 1.
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Article continues belowDemocratic Sen. Eddie Lucio, chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, said Republican Rep. Cecil Bell asked senators to keep the bill alive for a last-ditch effort to pass it through the GOP-controlled Legislature.
Lucio said he voted for the bill, unlike other Democrats, to support “traditional structure of the family and family values.”
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