Thursday, November 10, 2005
Texas banned ALL marriages
Sec. 32. (a) Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.
(b) This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
One reading of this is that anything identical to marriage will not be recognized. The fun is that "marriage" is identical to "marriage", or at least that is what Irving Copi taught me.
I guess if this did ever end up in the courts, a judge that was willing to look beyond the writing and rule based on what was meant might be a work-around. But, wouldn't that take an Activist Judge. Just wondering...
Also posted over at DailyKos.