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Texas attorney general to appeal second gay divorce

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  1. Chris Jerkins 20 Apr 2010, 6:17pm

    Sec. 32. MARRIAGE. (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. (Added Nov. 8, 2005.)

    This is out of the Texas Constitution and I guess 75% of texans did not want to be married any more so the idiots voted on an amendment that would make all marriages in the state not legal HAHAHAHA.

  2. Can I just make small point here? Sorry to sound like a pedantic sod, but the title of this piece really shows up the weakness of this annoying, modern trend towards lazily doing away with prepositions. “appeal second gay divorce” means nothing. it’s rubbish, folks. It’s appeal AGAINST. Come on, stop being so sloppy.

  3. Rufusred, I agree with you. Maybe “Staff Writer” was just quoting an American news article, because they do use the word “appeal” in that way in the States. (They do a lot of lazy things with the English language in the States and everyone jumps on the bandwagon and before you know it you’re hearing it on the BBC here in the UK! Resist! Resist!)

  4. but um, appeal implies “against.” You don’t appeal *for* something, at least not in a courtroom. We would never say “appeal against.” Frankly, it sounds rather idiotic. In America, you appeal a decision.

  5. Mihangel apYrs 21 Apr 2010, 11:34am

    Desiree:
    I appeal TO the court
    I appeal AGAINST the decision
    I appeal ON BEHALF OF someone
    I appeal FOR mercy

    I appeal.

    I don’t care that the Americans can’t use prepositions: they are actually useful refiners of meaning.

    As far as the substance goes: it is internally logical witin a fluster of stupidity

  6. He opposes gay divorce to “protect heterosexual marriage”?

    That is some waaaay bat-s**t crazy logic! Surely he’d want to promote the divorce? And anyway, it is none of his business.

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