Visit the following Web site to see how Constitutional Amendment 2 puts all Texas marriages at risk.
http://www.savetexasmarriage.com/ Save Texas Marriage
The language in that amendment is supposed to ban gay marriage in Texas, even though gay marriage is already illegal in Texas. It actually just panders to prejudice. It also bans civil unions and domestic partnerships—possibly even common law marriages.
Now read what it says in the first part: “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.”
With that definition in mind, a judge or a lawyer could use the second part against any or all heterosexual marriages: “This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.” That would include marriage itself! Don’t underestimate the wave of litigation that would exploit the lack of clarity, or what it would cost Texas taxpayers.
Our legislators couldn’t find time for school finance, leaving schools wondering if they could pay for text books; yet, they found time for this garbage. Please tell these politicians not to mess with Texas families, or the Texas constitution.
Please also see http://www.nononsenseinnovember.com/ No Nonsense in November.
Both sites include details on where to vote and how to encourage others to vote against this outrageous legislation. Please vote No on 2.
Related blog entry from LGRL’s blog:
Texas AFL-CIO Against Proposition 2
And from Burnt Orange:
Austin & Victoria Papers Against Prop 2