Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Proof Prop 2 accidentally outlaws all marriages


There has been a lot of argument and confusion on this with even many conservatives conceding the point but saying it doesn't matter. The language the writers choose to attempt to outlaw gay marriage accidentally outlaws all marriage.

Proof - here is the exact language:

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.


It appears on the face of it to outlaw marriage. Not sure? Try this language for an amendment I created with the identical significant wording.

(a) Bigamy in this state shall consist only of the union of more than 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 bigamy.


If my amendment outlaws bigamy, which it clearly does, than their amendment outlaws marriage.

Yeah, the marching morons in Austin screwed up but want conservative activist judges to interpret it the way they meant.


2 comments:

Sharon said...

So let's outlaw all marriages! It's not the government's business who you live with, anyway!

Gary said...

I agree with Sharon that the government should be out of the marriage business.

Getting married is betweeen you and your partner and your church.

However, there are over 1100 seperate legal benefits marriage conveys which would cost thousands of dollars in legal fees to only obtain a few of.
Partners can obtain them now with an under $50 license.

As long as there are benefits associated with marriage than states should make the benefits non-discriminatory.