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Republicans in Texas Work To Reverse Trans Ruling

I used to say “What’s wrong with Texas?” since the conservative landscape there is hard to take. Now, unfortunately, I tend to say that about the whole country, as we continue to slip farther and farther back in time and logic.

But Texas is heading up the pack again. Now, Republicans (who else?) there are doing their best to overturn a 2009 law which allowed transgendered persons to marry a person of the opposite sex as long as they had obtained a court ordered re-designation of their gender. Now, Republicans in Texas want to declare that whatever gender you’re designated at birth is a done deal and there is no re-defining it.

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Most states allow transgendered people to get married using a court order that also allows them to change their driver’s license, experts said. Some advocates for the transgendered say the Texas proposal would not only prevent future transgendered marriages but also open up the possibility that any current marriage could be nullified.

“It appears the goal is to try to enshrine a really horrifying ruling and making it law in the state of Texas,” said John Nechman, a Houston attorney whose law firm does work for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.

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