In Its Zeal To Ban Gay Marriage, Texas May Have Banned All Marriages

Posted by | November 18, 2009 19:12 | Filed under: Top Stories

Texas adopted an amendment to its constitution in 2005 to assert that marriage had to be between a man and a woman.  But the language used indicates that marriage, itself, may be illegal.

Prop. 2 – The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

Outcome: Adopted

Election date: 11/08/2005


Democratic attorney general candidate Barbara Ann Radnofsky believes this language may effectively ban all marriages in the state.  She is blaming the current attorney general, Republican Gregg Abbott, for allowing this to become law. (h/t Think Progress)


Radnofsky called on Abbott to acknowledge the wording as an error and consider an apology. She also said that another constitutional amendment may be necessary to reverse the problem.

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