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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I just want to marry the Love of my Life and feel like incarceration should not stop love
I think as an american we should have a right to marry weather in prison just because someone made a bad choice doesn't mean they have to suffer and may they love one suffer also
Been with my love five years he has been incarcerated for three..Looking at him through a glass its frustrating for me and our children..This would be the best thing if this could be overturned.
I just want to marry my love. We have two children and one on the way. I'm praying this get overturned.
I JUST WANT TO MARRY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE BEFORE I DIE
I don't think that that's fair to not let the love one get married because they are a inmate when you have made it legally for gay marriage... How so not understanding.
I want it to be passed so I too may marrying my man