November 9th, 2005


American politics is SO WEIRD.

Rumour has it that Texas just managed to outlaw marriage. I'm amused.

It's also been pointed out that "To apply (b) you need to use the definition in (a). Thus the state cannot create or recognize a legal status involving the union of one man and one woman. But it could still recognize other kinds of unions, eg same sex unions and unions involving more than 2 persons." TAKE THAT, conservatives!

Update: Further commentary on the journal post I linked to points out that the fact the bill as worded outlawed ALL marriages was actually known before it went to the ballot and formed a significant part of the opposition to it! WTF?!

In other news, the Kansas Board of Education has officially redefined 'science' so they can push in "Inteliigent" Fucking Design. I could cry.

Closer to home - I'm wondering about the UK's civil partnership that's coming in next month. Is it identical to opposite-sex marriage in terms of the rights it conveys? I wouldn't have a clue where to start looking.