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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My boy friend and I have been dating for about 5 years now he was recently sentenced 18 years and we would love to get married... inmates should have as much rights as same sex couples do.
My boyfriend has been locked up since he was 19! He is now 27 and wants to get married! He has another two years left on his sentence, we want to get married! I believe No matter what inmates should be able to marry their long term girlfriend/boyfriend!
I totally agree that inmates should be allowed to marry while they are in prison. I have planned for to marry my fiance on aug 22st. 2015.. but he got incarcerated. Now knowing what I know I can't it. Break my heart. Because my husband has bad health issues. I love him with all my heart. Couldn't imagine spending rest of without him. I love him with all my heart.
I want to be able to marry the love of my life!!
I have the same problem
Ive been with my love for 9 years before his incarceration.We have been together for almost 10. We want to get married soon. It would bring me such joy if we could.
Ive been with my love for 9 years before his incarceration.We have been together for almost 10. We want to get married soon. It would bring me such joy if we could.
Ive been with my love for 9 years before his incarceration.We have been together for almost 10. We want to get married soon. It would bring me such joy if we could.
Ive beev with my love for going on ten years. We want to get married. What should we do?
ME AND MY FIANCEE WERE PLANNING A WEDDING, THEN HE ENDED UP IN JAIL AND NOW FACING A PRISON SENTENCE. WE STILL WANTED TO PROCEED WITH THE MARRIAGE AND UPON DISCOVERING THIS LAW PASSED, YET ANOTHER WASTE OF GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE WITH PERSONAL DECISIONS, NOW WE ARE UNABLE TO BE LEGALLY MARRIED. WHAT WILL THEY DECIDE "FOR US" NEXT?? REALLY, GO AFTER REAL ISSUES AT HAND...