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 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.
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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.
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.
People should be allowed to be married, whether by proxy or other. My fiancé and i cant have contact visit simply because we're not married. That means I'm not "family" even though I'm the only one who has been to see him since he's been incarcerated, I'm the only one who accepts his calls, the only one to write to him. I'm his entire universe, but yet I'm not "family". That's how the guards described me. And just because you're engaged that doesn't give you any legal standing over anything that has to do with the inmate. I have full power of attorney over him, but it's still not the same. I want to be his wife in every legal way possible. It's just not right that a few bad apples spoil the whole bucket for everyone else. I love him and he loves me. We should be allowed to be married.
My son father is incarcerated, my son now is two years old, he will be three very soon, and we had planned to marry on his third birthday. Regardless of his imprisonment, we still wanted to follow through. Although he is not serving a long sentence. We still wanted to follow order. So being said it's not fair, considering we already have a life together, the system has found another way to keep us apart..
Check the Texas Dept of Corrections Policies. They have updated their policy to allow Texas inmates to have wedding ceremonies inside prison. Baytown Texas County Clerk will issue Marriage License to only one person as long as thier criteria are met. I'm still trying to locate other County Clerks who will issue as well as that is a bit far to drive for me. Good luck and look at the policy :)
I really wish a law would be passed to reestablish proxy marriages. I would really love to be able to marry my fiance very soon.