Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Legislative Blunder Annuls All Marriage in Texas

Have you heard the disturbing news about Proposition 2?

Any greedy insurance company, tricky divorce attorney or liberal activist judge could use this Constitutional Amendment to annul all marriage in Texas. Only your vote can fix it.


Proponents of Proposition 2 keep telling us it would protect traditional marriage by writing into the Texas Constitution a prohibition on marriage and civil unions for same-sex couples, but it actually does much more – if passed it annuls ALL marriage in Texas, even for heterosexuals.

That’s because the language that would be written directly into the Texas Constitution if this passes is flawed.

Don’t take our word for it, read the language for yourself:

Article I (The Bill of Rights), Texas Constitution, would be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 32. (a) MARRIAGE in this state shall consist ONLY OF THE UNION OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

(b) THIS STATE or a political subdivision of this state MAY NOT create or RECOGNIZE ANY LEGAL STATUS IDENTICAL or similar TO MARRIAGE.

By leaving out key words, legislators are invalidating all marriage!

The language is clear:
(a) defines marriage between one man and one woman, and
(b) prohibits the recognition of (a)

Therefore prohibiting marriage between one man and one woman!

Legislators in other states that have passed similar amendments got it right, when trying to prohibit marriage between same-sex couples. They included key language that clarifies marriage between one man and one woman would still be recognized:

For example, in Utah, they defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and then said, "NO OTHER domestic status or union, however denominated, between persons is valid or
recognized or may be authorized, sanctioned, or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect as a marriage."

In Kentucky, the language read, “A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage FOR UNMARRIED INDIVIDUALS shall not be valid or recognized."


For more information, visit www.SaveTexasMarriage.com

To get involved and help spread the news about the Flawed language of Proposition 2, contact Save Texas Marriage at info@SaveTexasMarriage.com

You can also visit the Save Texas Marriage web site to:

Volunteer to educate voters about the flawed language:

Email a friend to let them know about the flawed language and to remind them to
vote AGAINST Proposition 2:

Request a Vote-By-Mail ballot if you are out of your home Texas county:

Call voters from the comfort of your own home:

Download a flyer to distribute to your friends:

Donate to the cause:

Please forward this email on to your friends and family to let them know about the Texas Legislature’s latest blunder. We must stand up today to protect marriage, to protect the Texas Constitution and tell the Texas Legislature that we will not rubberstamp their sloppiness.


At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This attempt to confuse voters by lying backfired. Granted, the wording is funny, but really means what it says. Take care.


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