quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:quote:Originally posted by ricardomath:quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:
So what the problem is??
Either you get married ... or you're not married!
And as to the dingbat situation ... Texas has MUCH bigger fish to fry than that clause in a marriage amendment.
If she's serious about being AG ... she needs to try to figure out what those other more important things are ... and make NEWS about THAT!!
It could be pretty serious if Texas couples were to try, for example, to file joint income taxes.
They could be imprisoned for income tax fraud, since they are really not married.
Hmmm .. well, since that Amendment has been enforced since 2005 ... and untold millions of joint tax returns have already been processed ... not to mention the fact that Texas doesn't have a state income tax ... that scenario seems like a ridiculous stretch of the imagination!
No more rediculous than imagining Iowa married couples being prosecuted for filing joint income taxes.
It's the law.
Now, the law may not be enforced. or it may be selectively enforced, but so long as it is the law, there is a danger of enforcement action being taken.