?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Early voting starts!

Early voting started yesterday--only two more weeks until I get my Tuesdays and Sunday mornings back :) Yay! Take away my (technically nonexistent) rights, just give me back my free time!

One of the wackier aspects of the anti-gay-marriage amendment--because 1) lawyers are a perverse and twisting breed, and 2) the amendment was written as stupidly as possible so that it couldn't be discomprehended, it could be argued that it invalidates all marriages.

http://www.savetexasmarriage.com/

has more details, but it boils down to "Let Marriage = X, but all cases of X are invalid." Now, the spirit of the law assumes that Marriage is the only valid case of X, but it would require only minimal stress to the law to create a bad technicality for some, oh, say, commonlaw couple.

Aaanyway...please vote! And please encourage other people to vote :)

Best,
Jacob

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
texasfanboy
Oct. 25th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm half inclined to say "let it pass."

Because Governor Perry is married.
And that would be illegal. =)
twistdbutterfly
Oct. 26th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
The sad part is that you know someone out there somewhere in Texas is going to vote for the amendment because they catch the language and think this will be quicker then a divorce. But invalidating all marriages really isn't what I meant when I said I wanted equality for everyone. :)
spottylogic
Oct. 26th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
Mostly this little semi-loophole, which Our Campaign sprung on the state about three days ago, is creating chaos for the right. People are rushing to their priests to ask them what to think.

*frown*

But it is an interesting problem. I got a phone-bot call that sounded like a member of the religious right, but it was on our side, saying what shady lawyers would do with this legislation if it went through.
twistdbutterfly
Oct. 26th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)
And yet there's a part of me that just stands in awe at the potential poetic justice a very good evil divorce or insurance lawyer could dispense with this. "No, my client can't be forced to pay alimony. You see he's not married. Never was under Texas law". Sure in a sane world this would all be shot down in a heart beat, but do you really think we live in a sane world?
aronal
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC)
I voted this morning.
wataresistant
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ok, I really hate that I didn't ask this earlier, but how long does it take to get registered to vote?
spottylogic
Oct. 27th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)

I don't think you can anymore this year :( But hie thee to the post office for the next ballot!
( 7 comments — Leave a comment )