Enemy of traditional marriage
The state of Texas.
“This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”This is the language of an amendment to the Texas Constitution that was adopted in 2005. But don't worry. Apparently it doesn't mean what it says.
“The Texas Constitution and the marriage statute are entirely constitutional.”Hear that? The Texas Constitution is constitutional. So everyone can relax.
Until they hire some people better versed in the English language, Texas might want to consider a "You Know What Was Meant" amendment, because in their attempt to trample the civil rights of some of their citizens, Texas lawmakers have trampled the civil rights of everyone. In the process, they made it unlawful for anyone to become married or to be recognized as married in the state.
But you know what was meant. So go ahead and ignore this particular provision of the constitution.
Unless you're gay.