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 met my fiance while incarcerated he is still in prison and i want to marry him. I want to share his last name i have never felt like this in my whole in tire life. We are truly soul mates.
Me & my fiance were to be married near his birthday & he was arrested, 5 days after his birthday in July 2014. This is taking from us & his constitutional right. We have been together 2 years & this is not fair to us/him.Bring back Proxy Marriage to our state of Texas.
Me and my love have been together 5Years we wanted to get married but had some problems now he is locked up and mmissed the wedding we plans now can't even marry cuz they changed it