Friday, January 17, 2014
Is that even legal?
Houston Mayor Annise Parker got married in California to Kathy Hubbard yesterday. But Texas, like Oklahoma, has a Constitutional provision banning such marriages.
So, did Mayor Parker create a community property estate here in Texas, where she lives? Is her marriage even legitimate here in Texas?
These are the kinds of issues that get marriage bans, even in state constitutions, overturned. I don't know if Mayor Parker wants to have that fight; but it's coming from somebody, soon.
What, after all, is the rational basis for such a ban? Is it any stronger than the ban on inter-racial marriages?
Posted by Rmj at 1:00 PM