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 completely agree with this petition. Love can conquer all. The pain of missing an incarcerated individual is enough, please don't cause more by not allowing two individuals to document their love forever.
I STAND STRONG WITH THIS. I am a Texas girl and always will be, but Texas every time is becoming more of a mother****er state... I've waited for so long to marry my fiance. Texas just likes to make things harder on everyone. In mates have the RIGHT to get married, this ain't no privileage******they have a RIGHT, they are human just like you and I. Just because they are now inmates they have suddenly become nothing? That's way too much of a punishment right there and it's UNFAIR Texas. But ya'll ain't going to stop me, I'm STILL marrying my fiance, I WENT that extra mile because I got a judge waiting for me in Colorado for this Halloween and SHE will marry the both of us. You ain't going to stop me from marrying the one I love Texas. Love conquers all..And when it's meant to be, it'll ALWAYS find it's way.
My husband and I married while he was the Texas Prison. We were married for 6 years while he was in prison and still going strong 6 years after his release. I strongly feel that allowing poxy by marriage is beneficial to both the person in prison and the person out of prison.
Everyone should have the right to marry the one they love, no matter where they may be.
I want to marry my soulmate whom is behind bars. We both want to be married to each other. I think it is wrong to take these rights away just because you are in locked up..... You can get married everywhere else except Texas.