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My Marriage is Over

That's right, folks, according to the ballot language for Prop 2 here in Texas, Kandis and I are no longer married (ballot language follows, but the language of the resolution itself is quite similar):

"The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage."

Notice the bold part. Since we're married, and, well, nothing is more identical to marriage than marriage, it would appear we're no longer recognized as being married.

I'm not a lawmaker, but reading this as a layperson, I would say the raging homophobes have screwed all couples in Texas, not just gay couples. This is what happens when ignorant people are elected to office. Nice job!

Thankfully, section two of the resolution does offer some protection for couples:

"SECTION 2. This state recognizes that through the designation of guardians, the appointment of agents, and the use of private contracts, persons may adequately and properly appoint guardians and arrange rights relating to hospital visitation, property, and the entitlement to proceeds of life insurance policies without the existence of any legal status identical or similar to marriage."

If lawmakers had magically left this part out, we'd really be in trouble (it wouldn't have surprised me, though).

Once again, close-minded, backwards thinking wins out over reason and compassion. I'm so proud of my countrymen.

Comments

  1. Damn, so if we got married on Sunday, and it passed on Thursday, are we still married?

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  2. Yeah, you're fucked. We're going to ask you to go ahead and give back the wedding present we gave you...

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  3. Too late, we already pawned it for Teh Crack.

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