I would like Texas to surpass Florida in stupidity.
I think we already have - we gave the country the big brother.
And it'll pass, all right. I just hope that a bunch of suits get filed against county clerks that issue marriage licenses to hetero couples, in plain violation of our state constitution, as soon as it does. That would be truly amusing.
quote: Ballot Language "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."
"Enmienda constitucional que dispone que en este estado el matrimonio consiste exclusivamente en la unión de un hombre y una mujer y que desautoriza, en este estado o en alguna subdivisión política del mismo, la creación o el reconocimiento de cualquier estatus jurídico idéntico o semejante al matrimonio."
Brief Explanation HJR 6 would provide that marriage in Texas is solely the union of a man and woman, and that the state and its political subdivisions could not create or recognize any legal status identical to or similar to marriage, including such legal status relationships created outside of Texas.
The yellow part defines what the word "marriage" is. Look at the red part very carefully.
They forgot to put in the word other in that part of the proposition. In other words, anything identical or similar to marriage, which is defined in the first part of the sentence, is prohibited.
Hahaha, I hope it gets passed!!!
This message has been edited by Lam, 10-26-2005 01:32 AM
This message has been edited by Lam, 10-26-2005 01:33 AM
You know this'll be great to watch all the "strict constructionists" like Bush and Scalia suddenly do a back bend and then a pretzel twist to argue that we know what it means in spite of what it says.holmes "...what a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away.."(D. Bros)