A little cross-posting, sort of, highlighting recent news coverage of a proposed change to the Texas constitution regulating marriage.
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, the proposition is supposed to limit the guidelines of a marriage as that between one man and one woman. However, there are some problems with the amendment (beyond the spirit of it, which I won’t even attempt to address right now).
Group says Prop 2 language could threaten traditional marriage
— reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13
Opponents of Proposition 2, which would amend the Texas constitution to define marriage as being only between one man and one woman, warned Monday the proposition could nullify traditional marriages.
The group points to the language of the proposed amendment that says the state is prohibited from “creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.” That, the group says, could be interpreted by a judge to mean traditional or common law marriage is invalid.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Same-sex marriage tops list before voters
Taxes, property and bail issues are also to be decided in Nov. 8 election
— reported by the Houston Chronicle1
Texans will cast ballots Nov. 8 on nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, only one of which has received much attention or scrutiny: Proposition 2, which would prohibit same-sex marriage.