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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Two people who love one another should not be denied in marriage no matter what??? Being married to the person you love should have no boundaries!!!
this is unfair to peoples freewell for marriage rights
Why do we not all come together with the power of our vote? All of the people who have been responsible for this "oversight". We put the pressure of changing this law now or you wont be holding office. Obviously there are more of us than there are people complaining about fraudulent marriages to incarcerated individuals. Plus we have plenty of family and friends willing to join the cause. I'm tired of all the corruption in the prison & jail system, it is a racket. Something needs to be done and there is power in numbers. If you agree put it in your comments. Let them know we are serious and very willing to do something about it.
I love my boyfriend which I have been dating for 2 yrs but have known for 9 yrs but he is now incarcerated for 4 yrs and before this happened we were planning on going to Vegas to elope but now we must wait :(
This is just the sort of thing that makes you say: "What the @#% were they thinking!?" The good news is I have a solution to the problem. Of course, if you're serious you may contact me at 325-455-5892 (I just love championing the cause if the under dogs) Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 6pm ask for Richard.
They should be allowed to marry whom ever they want regardless. Its them making that commitment and decision not the prison.