Saturday, November 21, 2009

Has Texas Abolished Marriage?

Seems Texas has an anti-same sex marriage amendment. Seems it says,
"This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage."

Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships.

But Radnofsky, who was a member of the powerhouse Vinson & Elkins law firm in Houston for 27 years until retiring in 2006, says the wording of Subsection B effectively "eliminates marriage in Texas," including common-law marriages.
Ah, I think this is what they mean when they say "hoist on your own petard".

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