Cidney Dutton: On Nov. 8, Texans will be voting on Proposition 2, a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Two editorials in a local paper, the Waco Tribune, give distinct justifications for the superfluity of this referendum. An October 17 editorial urged voters to reject “Prop 2” as redundant, Texas already having legislated hetero-only marriage in 2003, with the Defense of Marriage Act. Another opinion piece, by Carlos Sanchez, published in the Tribune a day earlier, agreed that the law was unnecessary, and admonished Texas politicians for putting the issue on the ballot only to aid their reelection campaigns.