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Texas ‘accidentally banned all marriages’

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  1. This did make me smile. What a bunch of idiots!

  2. Vo Dong Cung 19 Nov 2009, 5:33pm

    They just want people to be priest and nun, Hahaha…

  3. This means they’ll have to have another vote….

  4. Texans are so stupid.

  5. Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for current attorney general Greg Abbott, who approved the wording, dismissed her claims.

    “The Texas constitution and the marriage statute are entirely constitutional” Afraid not Jerry, the wording is clear and Greg is going to be an ex-Attorney General when the rednecks realise what he has done to render marriage in the State illegal. I can see this running in the Supreme Court with a bit of luck. Well done Barbara Anne and good luck with your ambitions to be Attorney General.

  6. Well on the upside there will be less divorces
    And we finally have marriage equality in Texas of all places, if we can’t marry then neither can they

    damn redneck Texans lol =]

  7. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 20 Nov 2009, 8:37am

    Yes finally everyone is equal in being NOT allowed to marry or form a iage – lets just get rid of marriage for good a friend of mine said the other day [too right]!!!!!!

  8. Does this mean that George W Bush isn’t legally married? LOL! They’re all living in sin in Texas, it’s like Sodom and Gemorrah etc. etc.!

  9. Poor Texas – in their rush to discriminate they forgot to engage their brains! Amusing news to read this morning. :D

  10. They got what they deserved
    In trying to persecute a minority they have actually forced the majority into the same boat

  11. omg!! this is the most hysterical shyte I have ever heard!! And in a confederate state no less!! Welcome to equality y’all!!

  12. The Lone Star State – it’s got a whole new meaning now!

  13. 21stCenturySpirituality 21 Nov 2009, 12:53am

    Q Simpson style ‘Ha Ha’!

  14. Ha ha! Who can now deny that the south of the US is the dumbest of the bunch?? ….and certain ranch near Crawford is ground zero!!

  15. I know I will get slated on here for saying this, but these points come to mind:

    In regards the amendment, I think the first part of the amendment read, which the article seemed to ommit: “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.” and then went on to the next bit quoted in the article: “This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognise any legal status identical or similar to marriage”. When you take that into consideration the legal ramifications, in my opinion, are that marriage is as defined in the first part and therefore (reading it in conjunction with the second) the state of Texas and no political subdivision of it can then create anything identical or akin to it. While I think the words are badly drafted, I don’t think it would get rid of all marriages.

    I would like to add I do not agree with the clause and believe in full gay marriage, however I think we should have all the facts in front of us, not hand-picked bits of information.

    Moreover, I think it is rather arrogant of people to make the assumption that all Texans are stupid due to some sloppy draftsmanship and a majority voting for something, that I and what others think is fundamentally wrong. If you believe in something say so and say why, you lose the argument if you just belittle the other side.

    1. Scott in Oz 9 Sep 2012, 9:33am

      Reading the preamble you supply it seems that the wording defines marriage _and_ states that Texas may make no laws concerning marraige. Marriage has not become illegal, but is put out of the reach of Texas government. Is this is an incredible win for anti-discrimination?

  16. If now any kind of marriage is illegal in the state of Texas, then that means no Christian in Texas can have sex, including those that were already married before this law, since sex before marriage is a sin in Christianity. There is going to be a huge raise on sales of purity rings !!

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