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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:52 PM
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22. Welcome to Dumbfuckistan, Y'all!
(I can say that, I'm from here. Sigh.)
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  -all marriage is now illegal in Texas? because of screw-up in anti-gay Algorem  Nov-08-05 11:40 PM   #0 
  - Well, here's the official wording, you decide:  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:42 PM   #1 
  - Sounds really confusing  FreedomAngel82   Nov-08-05 11:43 PM   #2 
  - Well first it defines marriage as one man, one woman  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:45 PM   #4 
  - Which man and which woman?  Jed Dilligan   Nov-08-05 11:47 PM   #9 
  - LOL.  lizzy   Nov-09-05 07:26 AM   #118 
  - UNfortunately that couple is aWoL and Pickles  Vincardog   Nov-09-05 05:54 PM   #205 
  - That's my first thought. I think someone should sue.  newscott   Nov-09-05 01:56 PM   #198 
  - I see it now  FreedomAngel82   Nov-08-05 11:49 PM   #14 
  - You're hired!  Lex   Nov-09-05 12:24 AM   #79 
  - LOL, I used to be a technical writer.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:26 AM   #80 
     - So many laws have been screwed up because of bad statutory drafting.  Lex   Nov-09-05 12:28 AM   #84 
        - You guys might be interested in the analysis  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:34 AM   #86 
           - I just raised the same question about Ohio, in a reply below.  bluedawg12   Nov-09-05 09:09 AM   #146 
  - How can you prove something is wrong if it is exactly the same  Rex   Nov-09-05 07:19 AM   #117 
  - Very good. Very good  ComerPerro   Nov-09-05 09:24 AM   #165 
  - Isn't this the same legislature that tried to outlaw sodomy and  izzybeans   Nov-09-05 06:28 PM   #209 
  - I'm a 3rd year law student  northernsoul   Nov-09-05 11:19 AM   #192 
  - B for Bad Writing  fortyfeetunder   Nov-08-05 11:44 PM   #3 
  - Basically says they're the only ones...  cynatnite   Nov-08-05 11:45 PM   #5 
  - I realize that's what they were trying to say, but the way it's  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:47 PM   #11 
     - It makes sense to me...  cynatnite   Nov-08-05 11:52 PM   #23 
        - A question:  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:55 PM   #27 
        - Yeah, you're right about that...  cynatnite   Nov-09-05 12:00 AM   #41 
        - Your interpretation is wrong  Walt Starr   Nov-09-05 09:04 AM   #140 
        - Just to split hairs.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:07 AM   #144 
        - Doesn't say "between"  Ikonoklast   Nov-09-05 03:36 PM   #202 
  - Sounds pretty simple to me  notawol   Nov-08-05 11:46 PM   #8 
  - ROFL!  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:48 PM   #12 
  - I'm sure they can get  FreedomAngel82   Nov-08-05 11:51 PM   #18 
     - Guess we won't be seeing any of THIS in the near future, then...  mark11727   Nov-08-05 11:56 PM   #31 
        - Camilla looks like she's smirking at Laura.  loudsue   Nov-09-05 12:26 AM   #82 
        - Hmmm...the rich are different aren't they? n/t  bluedawg12   Nov-09-05 08:57 AM   #132 
        - Jeeee-zus, did Laura get into hubby's coke stash or something?  IntravenousDemilo   Nov-09-05 04:05 AM   #112 
        - Big LOL  Robert Cooper   Nov-09-05 05:26 AM   #113 
  - that's pretty funny stuff.i guess they think it'll go to court.  Algorem   Nov-08-05 11:47 PM   #10 
  - Marriage is not "identical or similar to" marriage. It is marriage.  WatchWhatISay   Nov-08-05 11:50 PM   #15 
  - But marriage that is identical to marriage is marriage.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:51 PM   #20 
  - Identical means "the same as."  Lex   Nov-09-05 12:26 AM   #81 
  - The self  jbnow   Nov-09-05 07:06 AM   #116 
     - I guess so......  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 08:07 AM   #120 
  - "the horror.... the horror..."  twominuteshate   Nov-08-05 11:57 PM   # 
  - stick figures  Bill McBlueState   Nov-09-05 09:55 AM   #182 
     - Isn't the woman one wearing a triangle dress?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:57 AM   #184 
        - So maybe it's supporting man-transvestite marriage.  dean_dem   Nov-09-05 03:48 PM   #203 
        - Yes  WatchWhatISay   Nov-09-05 05:38 PM   #204 
  - Um, the way I read it (b) cancels out (a) completely...  truebrit71   Nov-08-05 11:56 PM   #32 
  - Exactly how I read it.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:58 PM   #39 
  - You are no longer married  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-08-05 11:57 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, particularly if it's ONLY one man and one woman.  impeachdubya   Nov-09-05 12:20 AM   #71 
  - DAMN!  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:21 AM   #74 
  - MAY NOT CREATE OR RECOGNIZE ANY LEGAL STATUS IDENTICAL or similar to MARRI  bluedawg12   Nov-09-05 12:50 AM   #92 
  - Just read a, then b.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:53 AM   #95 
  - They don't have to point back to (a), it is a given in this text.  bluedawg12   Nov-09-05 08:55 AM   #128 
  - How is it a given?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:00 AM   #135 
     - B uses the term defined in A.  mccoyn   Nov-09-05 11:35 AM   #195 
        - B says the state can not recognize A face it there is only at most  Vincardog   Nov-09-05 06:05 PM   #206 
  - ....shittily ? Is that really a word ? I hear ya though !!  Wise Doubter   Nov-09-05 11:22 AM   #193 
  - Yes, I made it up. You actually looked it up?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 06:23 PM   #207 
  - ....shittily ? Is that really a word ? I hear ya though !!  Wise Doubter   Nov-09-05 11:22 AM   #194 
  - Sorry, (a) is a definition  Walt Starr   Nov-09-05 09:05 AM   #141 
  - It defines marriage in (a) and ...  Mr_Jefferson_24   Nov-09-05 12:56 AM   #96 
  - Or hell, all they had to do was look at the wording as it was used  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 01:01 AM   #100 
  - Yes, they thought they were going after..  ananda   Nov-09-05 07:05 AM   #115 
  - (b) doesn't say anything about only homosexual couples, does it?  terrya   Nov-09-05 08:11 AM   #123 
  - No.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 08:59 AM   #134 
  - Only a man and woman can get married, but Texas doesn't recognize marriage  LSdemocrat   Nov-09-05 08:51 AM   #125 
  - according to this, I'm no longer married....  GloriaSmith   Nov-09-05 08:58 AM   #133 
  - Part A question.  alfredo   Nov-09-05 09:01 AM   #137 
  - Here's my new law....  obreaslan   Nov-09-05 09:18 AM   #156 
  - ROFL! You nailed it, thanks!  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:18 AM   #157 
  - Actually, this only makes STRAIGHT marriage illegal, doesn't it?  IanDB1   Nov-09-05 09:24 AM   #164 
  - The problem is, two men can't marry in Texas in the first place.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:43 AM   #173 
  - Reflexive Property of Equality  Bill McBlueState   Nov-09-05 09:51 AM   #179 
  - That was great.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:53 AM   #180 
     - hey, sometimes my math mind does something productive n/t  Bill McBlueState   Nov-09-05 10:06 AM   #187 
  - OMG  wryter2000   Nov-09-05 11:12 AM   #191 
  - so they didn`t change the wording!  madrchsod   Nov-08-05 11:45 PM   #6 
  - That's the official wording that will be adopted into the  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:46 PM   #7 
  - only in Texas, huh?  twominuteshate   Nov-08-05 11:50 PM   #17 
  - Well, they're shooting for having 69 constitutional amendments  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:54 PM   #25 
  - Court challenge is immediate!  Zan_of_Texas   Nov-08-05 11:54 PM   #26 
     - And in 2004, Dallas County voted in a Hispanic openly lesbian  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:57 PM   #34 
     - Lesbian mayor in my tiny rural county  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-09-05 12:43 AM   #90 
     - no, no, no! please leave it on the books!  NuttyFluffers   Nov-09-05 12:52 AM   #94 
  - HAHA! Tonight's been good!  Raiden   Nov-08-05 11:49 PM   #13 
  - I don't know what state they were married in.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:50 PM   #16 
  - Wouldn't that be great, if it undoes all marriage. I hope so...I hope  texpatriot2004   Nov-08-05 11:55 PM   #29 
  - Don't you love karma  FreedomAngel82   Nov-08-05 11:52 PM   #21 
  - Hyuck, hyuck....we Texans are a bunch of idiots.  cat_girl25   Nov-08-05 11:51 PM   #19 
  - Welcome to Dumbfuckistan, Y'all!  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:52 PM   #22 
  - It maintains our image as stupid Texans, right? nm  texpatriot2004   Nov-08-05 11:56 PM   #30 
  - somebody should take another look at the Ohio one that passed last year  Algorem   Nov-09-05 12:05 AM   #47 
     - How was it worded?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:07 AM   #50 
        - Article XV Section 11. Only a union between one man and one woman may be a  Algorem   Nov-09-05 12:14 AM   #60 
           - Sounds fairly tight to me.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:16 AM   #63 
              - so all they had to do is copy it down and use it there?somebody did a  Algorem   Nov-09-05 12:23 AM   #77 
  - You know, the Rude Pundit would say they were getting off  Bouncy Ball   Nov-08-05 11:53 PM   #24 
  - But you know the real reason the republicans don't want gay marriage?  cat_girl25   Nov-08-05 11:57 PM   #35 
     - Personally, I think some of them DO want some of that.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:01 AM   #42 
        - It really is amazing isn't it?  FreedomAngel82   Nov-09-05 12:16 AM   #64 
  - Wouldn't that just be perfect!  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-08-05 11:55 PM   #28 
  - Just saved a lot of hetero couples wanting to get divorced a LOT  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:02 AM   #44 
     - Do you realize what this could do to our population?  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-09-05 12:08 AM   #51 
     - Hmmm, that's true.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:09 AM   #55 
        - Before you know it we'll be the most populated state in the US  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-09-05 12:20 AM   #73 
     - Actually, this has been called  Texas_Kat   Nov-09-05 01:15 AM   #102 
     - This might be the basis for a court challenge  Robert Cooper   Nov-09-05 05:30 AM   #114 
        - RUH-ROH!  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 08:08 AM   #121 
  - I'll ahve to go read it  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-08-05 11:57 PM   #33 
  - Here it is.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:04 AM   #46 
  - Does this mean no Texas divorces?  Deb   Nov-08-05 11:58 PM   #37 
  - How can you get divorced if the state dissolved your marriage?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:00 AM   #40 
  - happy non aniversary?  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-09-05 12:02 AM   #43 
     - Um, thanks?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:03 AM   #45 
        - Yep,  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-09-05 12:05 AM   #48 
           - Sigh.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:07 AM   #49 
              - RLOL  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-09-05 12:08 AM   #52 
              - And it didn't cost either of you a dime!  cynatnite   Nov-09-05 12:08 AM   #53 
                 - oh god, whoever wrote that did not get it  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-09-05 12:16 AM   #62 
  - yes! taken literally, it could indeed be read as a ban on divorce  NorthernSpy   Nov-09-05 12:09 AM   #54 
     - oops -- meant to say it appears to outlaw *remarriage* after divorce  NorthernSpy   Nov-09-05 01:00 AM   #98 
  - Marry in haste, repeal at leisure?  No Exit   Nov-08-05 11:58 PM   #38 
  - I couldn't find this on Kos. Do you have a link?  DeepModem Mom   Nov-09-05 12:09 AM   #56 
  - No link needed.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:11 AM   #57 
     - Thanks!  DeepModem Mom   Nov-09-05 12:16 AM   #65 
  - Can anything which leads to less Texans really be all bad ?  Spinzonner   Nov-09-05 12:12 AM   #58 
  - Because you can't reproduce unless you're married?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:17 AM   #66 
     - Well it would discourage a fair number  Spinzonner   Nov-09-05 01:01 AM   #99 
  - Extremely bad statutory drafting. Legal arguments will be made  Lex   Nov-09-05 12:12 AM   #59 
  - What about current marriages?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:18 AM   #68 
  - I was focused on the "create" part of the sentence.  Lex   Nov-09-05 12:22 AM   #76 
  - Right. People have a case here don't they? It seems that this  texpatriot2004   Nov-09-05 12:18 AM   #69 
  - Lord knows I don't want to help the KKK-aligned asshole  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:15 AM   #61 
  - Damn, Oklahoma is pretty freaking specific, aren't they?  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:19 AM   #70 
  - Oklahoma is specific, but open to challenge  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 08:50 AM   #124 
     - Ooo good one!  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:01 AM   #138 
        - Benefits of being an anthropologist!  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 09:31 AM   #168 
  - Does anybody know yet  FreedomAngel82   Nov-09-05 12:20 AM   #72 
  - I don't know, but I bet you could just go to the website for the  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:21 AM   #75 
     - Here:  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:23 AM   #78 
  - Check out Ohio! They go above and beyond!! #@!#!!  bluedawg12   Nov-09-05 09:06 AM   #143 
  - Oh this is funny...  Sgent   Nov-09-05 12:17 AM   #67 
  - You mean you cannot remarry in Texas?  DearAbby   Nov-09-05 12:27 AM   #83 
  - Nope  Sgent   Nov-09-05 12:37 AM   #87 
     - Yep, what he said.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:40 AM   #88 
  - Here's the idiot who wrote this:  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:32 AM   #85 
  - LOL, I just thought of something.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:41 AM   #89 
  - Better that  Sgent   Nov-09-05 12:49 AM   #91 
     - I tend to agree with that.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 12:51 AM   #93 
  - We should alert Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann  lakemonster11   Nov-09-05 12:58 AM   #97 
  - As a caller to Malloy pointed out, this is great for business owners  ticapnews   Nov-09-05 01:07 AM   #101 
  - Here we have PROOF that homosexuality RUINS HETERO MARRIAGE!  Nothing Without Hope   Nov-09-05 01:16 AM   #103 
  - Stupid ass homophobes. So typical.  Hissyspit   Nov-09-05 01:49 AM   #104 
  - It's clear.  Justice Is Comin   Nov-09-05 02:04 AM   #105 
  - ROFLMAO nm  texpatriot2004   Nov-09-05 02:26 AM   #107 
  - now I am not married anymore!  fleabert   Nov-09-05 02:07 AM   #106 
  - Me either damn. n.t  texpatriot2004   Nov-09-05 02:27 AM   #108 
     - look on the bright side  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-09-05 02:28 AM   #109 
        - LOL Funny nm  texpatriot2004   Nov-09-05 02:29 AM   #110 
        - No SHIT.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 08:10 AM   #122 
  - They just officially crowned themselves all as bastards!  calipendence   Nov-09-05 02:30 AM   #111 
  - Texas is just trying corner the singles market  nolabels   Nov-09-05 07:40 AM   #119 
  - i am still in an ugly dazed, ranting to myself world. help me please  seabeyond   Nov-09-05 08:53 AM   #126 
  - Ok  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:06 AM   #142 
  - My wife and I were married in Texas, but now live  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 08:53 AM   #127 
  - Somebody needs to tell eHarmony  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 08:55 AM   #129 
  - So I suppose that these idiots really don't care  MadHound   Nov-09-05 08:55 AM   #130 
  - Say I get married in Mississippi (as if there's a large pool of potential  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 08:56 AM   #131 
  - You are correct on the first part  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 09:01 AM   #136 
  - Well, I married there and divorced there.  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:03 AM   #139 
  - OK, OK, gee I have to do a *little* work between DU postings!  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 09:09 AM   #145 
     - Well, fatblossom!  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:10 AM   #148 
     - I think it applies to current and future unions.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:13 AM   #151 
        - Woohooo! I'm going to have to have a cocktail at 9:30 AM to celebrate!  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:17 AM   #155 
           - Contact Glen Maxey in Texas.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:20 AM   #160 
              - I'll leave the test of that law for a Texas resident.  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:23 AM   #161 
  - Your marriage is simply no longer recognized in Texas.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:12 AM   #149 
     - Maybe several other southern states will just plagiarize the Texas...  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:14 AM   #152 
     - OK good, I'm still married then  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 09:15 AM   #154 
        - LOL  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:24 AM   #163 
  - If you got married in Mississippi and move to a state where  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:10 AM   #147 
     - Well that is just too cool, isn't it?  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:12 AM   #150 
  - Now, some employer needs to cancel spousal benefits for all employees  IanDB1   Nov-09-05 09:15 AM   #153 
  - That really is what they deserve  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 09:18 AM   #158 
  - Amen...test the limits of this law.  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:19 AM   #159 
     - Well, it would really hurt way more people than that  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:23 AM   #162 
     - Exactly! Yes, there will be many legal wars.  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:25 AM   #166 
     - Of course we don't really mean we want to hurt people like you  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 09:34 AM   #170 
        - But the millions of marriages just annuled by this law...  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:36 AM   #171 
        - They can't just "change the wording" on a Constitutional Amendment  IanDB1   Nov-09-05 09:39 AM   #172 
           - Exactly.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:45 AM   #174 
           - True, I didn't think of that  Dr. Death   Nov-09-05 10:03 AM   #186 
           - Or every one can go to Vegas and get married. Their marriages  Vincardog   Nov-09-05 09:42 PM   #210 
     - "But taking people's rights away is WRONG!!"  IanDB1   Nov-09-05 09:33 AM   #169 
  - If gay marriage is NOT SIMILAR to 1M1W, then gay marriage is LEGAL.  Festivito   Nov-09-05 09:28 AM   #167 
  - Hmm, I'm not really sure the wording goes as far as to support that  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:47 AM   #175 
     - True...  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:50 AM   #178 
     - Well, to be clear:  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:56 AM   #183 
        - Rather than superfluous, it defines what cannot be recognized.  Festivito   Nov-09-05 03:33 PM   #201 
     - What a funny exercise in logic.  Festivito   Nov-09-05 03:12 PM   #200 
        - Hmm, I see what you are saying now.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 06:26 PM   #208 
  - Read this excellent article on the topic: A Texas-sized const'l mistake  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:47 AM   #176 
  - Exactly. Kinda hard to get divorced when the state just dissolved your  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 09:48 AM   #177 
     - LOL...they'll have to take down the old shingle and put up a new one...  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 09:53 AM   #181 
        - Yep, no new ones can be CREATED.  Bouncy Ball   Nov-09-05 10:00 AM   #185 
           - Might oughta plan it in Aruba, instead--and stay there.  Maddy McCall   Nov-09-05 10:22 AM   #188 
  - Fastest way to end a bad law is STRICK ENFORCEMENT ! LoL !  EVDebs   Nov-09-05 10:52 AM   #189 
  - If the state cannot recognize marriage,  troubleinwinter   Nov-09-05 10:59 AM   #190 
  - So it removes any legal recognition of marriage...  drm604   Nov-09-05 12:31 PM   #196 
  - I was thinking the same thing  Shadoobie   Nov-09-05 01:51 PM   #197 
  - Could this mean marriage is over in Texas?  Xenotime   Nov-09-05 02:42 PM   #199 
 

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