Ha! This is the beauty of having closed-minded knuckleheads pen your state laws. Sooner or later their desire to be the Baptist Taliban will paint them into a corner.
Four LBGT Texans in Dallas figured out a pretty sad loophole that lead to delight for them.
Now I can't wait to see the GOP Baptist Taliban go nuclear when they find out about this.
The First, Legal Gay Marriage In Texas?
By Joel Thomas CBS 11 News | CBSDFW.COM
February 14, 2014 2:57 PM
NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Judge Carl Ginsberg presided over two ceremonies its participants believe are the first, legal gay marriage in Texas.Game, set, match.
Two couples said their “I-do’s” and all four people consider themselves female. But one member of each couple has had their gender changed surgically from male to female.
“On all of my information, it still says male,” said Ashely Boucher. “So, legally I’m still male in the state of Texas. My presentation would suggest otherwise. But my documentation says that I can marry Genevieve no questions asked.
“If you were born male and became female through being transgendered or having a gender reassignment surgery, they consider you to be biologically male,” said UTA political science professor Thomas Marshall.
Either the GOP Baptist Taliban of Texas is going to have to allow Texans to determine and get documents of their own gender choosing, a right currently denied transsexuals in Texas, or they are going to have to recognize the first marriage between a lesbian and a transgender woman.
It's quite a pickle and I salute these four brave women for challenging, and finding the loophole, in our backwards anti-personal freedom Texas law.
But hey, let's get popcorn. See if the GOP of Texas goes with Transgender rights or goes full Rick Perry and allows same-sex marriages.
I just can't believe this went down in Dallas and not my beloved Austin.