I would like to thank the voters of the state of Texas for annulling my marriage.
The joint resolution passed as a constitutional amendment yesterday reads:
Sec. 32. (a) Marriage 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.
Now, I see that (a) point saying that marriage shall only consist of a union of a man and a woman; but the (b) point clearly says there can be nothing identical or similar to marriage. And since my marriage licence is from McLennan County, TX, I recognize that my marriage is annulled. Because, of course, no “strict constructionalist” could read that passage in any other way right?
Therefore, I will inform my wife tonight that I am a bachelor. And she can blame Rick Perry et al. for the return of my lifesize Jar Jar Binks, the Guns N’ Roses poster that will surely be on the wall, the pizza boxes strewn about the floor, ramen noodles and the use of the entire bedroom as a clothes hamper. Oh yeah, I can spend all my spare time blogging now.
TX, you rule.