Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Busy in Austin

The Texas legislature completed its 79th session Tuesday, May 31st. In what surely must be a touchstone for their peers throughout the country, their work included SCR No. 8 on the official vehicle:

The vehicle resolution's highlight is:
RESOLVED, That the 79th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby acknowledge the important value of preserving the chuck
wagon and designate the chuck wagon as the official vehicle of Texas...
It also passed the HJR (joint resolution) No. 6, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The key text of this is:
SECTION 1. Article I, Texas Constitution, is amended by adding Section 32 to read as follows:

Sec. 32. (a) Marriage[0] in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.
(b) This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.
This puts the issue on the ballot in the next general election.

This must surely fall in the having-solved-all-other-problems class. Note that the chuck-wagon vote does not require voter approval.

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