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Define Marriage 
19th-Nov-2009 07:31 am
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It seems that Texas may have invalidated all marriages performed there. In 2005, Texas amended their state constitution to ban gay marriage and prevent civil unions. The unintended consequence of this is that they may have invalidated ALL marriages due to poor wording of the ban language.

Texas' gay marriage ban may have banned all marriages

* Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

By Dave Montgomery | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

AUSTIN — Texans: Are you really married?

Maybe not.

Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.

The amendment, approved by the Legislature and overwhelmingly ratified by voters, declares that "marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." But the troublemaking phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B, which declares:

"This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." [...]


If you were married in Texas, are you really married? Quick! Call a doctor (of law)!
19th-Nov-2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
A judge overturned that amendment as being Unconstitutional a few months ago. The AG plans on appealing all the way to the Supreme Court.
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