ALLOW TEXAS INMATES TO A PROXY MARRIAGE!!!

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In review of House Bill 869 recently passed in September 1, 2013, Texas inmates can no longer get married by proxy, which I understand to be a violation of their rights not to mention removing the rights & stripping the dreams of the person who deeply wants to marry that person.

Advocates for inmates say building relationships, such as marriages, can help people who are incarcerated improve their behavior and incentivize reintegration into society, and isn't this what the long term goal is??

Unfortunately I (and many of my friends) didnt realize it couldnt happen until after the bill had passed and am now struggling to try to find a way to legalize our relationship but the courts are standing in the way stating that both parties HAVE to be present to obtain the Marriage License; no ifs, ands, or buts.

Supposedly the purpose of the bill was not to make it harder for people to get married, but was to protect those that might become prey to unscrupulous people..... okay well I'm sure the number of willing people who desperately want to share their life together legally vastly outweighs the scam marriages that they speak of.

PLEASE SUPPORT MY POSITION TO PERMIT TEXAS MARRIAGES BY PROXY AGAIN THUS ALLOWING INMATES & THEIR LOVED ONES TO BE LEGALLY UNITED & BOUND BY LOVE.

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IM IN LOVE WITH THIS MAN, AND I KNOW WE WILL DO GOOD TOGETHER. I HAVE A PLACE,CAR AND WORK, AND HE GOT HIS GED AND CERTIFICATION IN THERE, WE ARE PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO GODS HANDS!!
Anyone should be able to get married if they want to even someone in prison. It's our right as human beings to do so. Inmates are still human beings and shouldn't be discriminated against because they are behind bars. It's been proven that it is a positive impact on inmates to have that love and support that is everyone's right. They are already deprived of soo many things, mostly freedom. They're already locked up and doing their time and getting married doesn't change that. So Texas is violating a right that has already been given for an inmate to marry. So Texas is violating that right and should find another solution that will allow inmates to get married if they want to. It's also violating the right to the person that isn't in prison the right to marry. That's a major violation of my right to marry the person I love. Texas needs to create another solution to allow someone in prison the right to marry if they choose to. It has been proven to benefit the inmate who does get married to be a better person because they have someone in the outside world to lean on. Someone to cheer them on and give them hope. In return they are more likely to do better physically, mentally and emotionally. That has been proven to benefit the inmate and give them that desire to be a better person in every way. So they have much more incentive to be a better inmate and do their time without getting into trouble because they have love & hope for their future. Give them the right that has already been given. It's a huge injustice and aviolation of both parties rights to get married if they want to. Please find a waywto make it possible again...
My man got life so atleast we can get married or have conjugal visits I miss him & it's not fair they trying to force them to be gay a man needs a woman !!! & I can't cheat on my man.
AD-03.42 - Offender Marriages - Texas Department of Criminal ...
It is true, they treat them like animals, I been with my other half for 10 years and now that his in there I can't see him because we are not maried. Is unfair to separate family's and destroy lives for some stupid rules when I'm a citizen and he is a citizen, of the united state, and we can even see each other. This is unfair for him me and my kids.