Ed Team

I Now Pronounce You Null and Void

Filed By Ed Team | November 19, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: barbara ann radnofsky, Texas

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

--Subsection B of the Texas constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman. Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says it may have accidentally nullified ALL marriages in the state.

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This is too ridiculous. Any idea who drafted this language?

This is a great opportunity here! Conservative posturing is born in Texas. We just need to convince Texans that this is a GOOD thing--they always want to be different from the rest of US, now they can say, "We're better down here in God's Country because we don't even have marriage!" Then the idea that the government shouldn't even be in the business of religious marriage might become the CONSERVATIVE position!

Its crazy that countries like Turkey get it--they're out of the business of state 'marriage' (of course, they're one step behind as they don't have same-sex unions... yet) and we still mix God and Government with marriage. The same benefits should be available to all. Not just those who belong to the right church. If its good enough for Turkey, than its good enough for Texas. And if its good enough for Texas, it should be good enough for all of us!

One thing is for sure, if they do decide to take action on fixing it, they sure as hell won't include US in the fix.

Better to help them get rid of marriage as a state institution altogether, and instead establish unions (equally disbursed to all consenting couples) as a separate government contract from the religious covenant of marriage.

But of course, that won't happen.