Wow...that was totally, completely unexpected. In this state of Texas, totally shocking.
The public hearing was yesterday, they started early and ended late--I got there at 2:00, and someone was still sending kids in from the clubs at 11:40 when me, Butterfly, and Myskera left in a state of profound exhaustion.
I spent about eight hours handing out yellow sheets of paper, Witness Forms, the quick method of stating your opinion. This morning I almost fell out of bed when I dreamed someone asked me for a witness card, and I went to get one. I probably wasn't dressed to run into the hearing room, not at 7:00 in the morning!
I don't think the gay rights lobby I've been working with would ever DREAM of the hearing going like it did. Once the "experts" were out of the way at the beginning, and the hearing was open to the public--well, two or three hundred people lined up to speak. *ONE* of them spoke in favor of the amendment/against gay marriage. He was a paid lawyer "expert."
"Guys, the only person on your side, you're paying by the hour."
I think that 99.66% of the crowd is a nice, strong majority :)