So this week Texas actually banned marriage. Not gay marriage, not straight marriage, all marriage together. You might think this is crazy but it actually happened. Someone told me this last night when I was out with my friends and I just started to laugh but didn’t believe it until I did a search and found it on a million different sites including cbs, the week and some others.
So here is what happened. In 2005 there was a vote and a law passed to try to ban and abolish gay marriage in Texas. No surprise there. Texas is one of the most conservative states in the US. The issue is that they also ended up including this sentence in their clause or in the bill or law “”This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”
So what ended up happening is that Democratic Texas Attorney General candidate Barbara Ann Radnofsky found this clause and decided to use it to get some political ground for her running for the Texas Attorney General campaign. Not only is that a briliant move on her part because she now can get liberal and democratic voters, even a bunch of Republicans to now get to the polls and more importantly start to actually read and understand what they are voting for and not just listening to this will do this, but actually read through it and pass laws more carefully. You always hear people bitching about politicians not listening to them and passing unfair laws that they don’t like, but in reality if you look at it, we are the people that vote them into office and if we don’t like what they do, we have the choice to not vote for them again. You cannot always vote because you recgnize the name of the person or because you read a part of the law that you agree with. You need to vote based on the laws they voted for in the past and actually read the entire bill before you pass or decline it or things like accidently banning marriage in texas happen more and more often.
So something else that I thought was funny was that someone at the bar last night also said, why not just ban divorce since the Texans and a ton of the conservatives are saying that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of straight marriage and the term. That is actually a seriously stupid idea.
If we banned divorce, what would I have to read about in the papers? No more Brad and Angelina vs. Jennifer Aniston, no more Britney Spears white trash weddings and worse break ups and even worse, do you know how many murders there would be from the gold diggers who marry them old if they don’t die and are waiting to get divorced to collect a large divorce settlement. I mean seriously, half the married couples would probably kill each other if they didn’t have an escape clause and tabloids would go out of business. Not to mention that STD rates and adultry or cheating husbands and wives would probably increase since they would be stuck with the same person for years. It’s kind of like in England years ago when Kings had their Wives dissapear because they couldn’t actually get divorced or give them a son. It’s a scary thought so I am actually opposed to banning Divorce but do this it is funny that Texas banned all marriage.
Anyways, just wanted to give you all my thoughts on this and think it is absolutely hillarious.