TEXAS GAY MARRIAGE BAN MAY HAVE BANNED ALL MARRIAGES!
If You Got Married in Texas in the Last Few Years, Are You Really Married?
A Houston lawyer who is the Democratic candidate for attorney general claims that a 2005 Constitutional amendment that was supposed to ban gay marriages actually took the whole thing a bit further than anyone expected. The amendment states that “marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.” So far, so good.
But then comes Subsection B: “This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.” That was supposed to ban any form of civil unions or domestic partnership but may have put the legal status of all Texas marriages in doubt.
– I certainly hope they fixed this because many of my straight friends who I love dearly would not be happy about this!