ALLOW TEXAS INMATES TO A PROXY MARRIAGE!!!

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ALLOW TEXAS INMATES TO A PROXY MARRIAGE!!!
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) didnít realize it couldnít 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 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.