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Were you married in Texas? Are you sure?

Texans: Are you really married?

Maybe not.

Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.

The amendment, approved by the Texas Legislature and overwhelmingly ratified by Texas voters, declares that “marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.” But the trouble-making phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B, which declares:

“This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”

More via Top Stories | Star-Telegram.com.

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | , | Comments Off on Were you married in Texas? Are you sure?

Surprise!! “Man forgot he was married”

More at “Man forgot he was married

An Australian man was told his marriage was invalid – because he had married 30 years earlier during a drunken bender.

The 67-year-old remembered a “nice” blonde woman he met in Arizona during shore leave from his job as an oil rig cook but says he had no idea they married.


There’s lots more at the link above.

June 26, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on Surprise!! “Man forgot he was married”