A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee county through this evening. Rain & thunderstorms will continue to be possible for the Brazos Valley, through the overnight hours. Severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out -- damaging winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado threat will need to be monitored.
Supporters and opponents agree the Senate effort to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage will fall short when a vote comes tomorrow.
Supporters say Congress is the right place to set cultural standards and that traditional marriages are the foundation of healthy societies.
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says this is "foundational to the society, to the future of the Republic."
Opponents say the proposed amendment is government intrusion at its most personal.
Democrats also charge it is simply an election year effort by the Republican majority to boost support among their conservative base.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says the Constitution "is too important to be used for such a partisan political purpose."
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