Transgender Marriage Rights Under Attack in Texas
Senate Bill 723 would disallow proof of sex change as appropriate documentation for marriage.
Texas Family code as amended in 2009 currently allows the use of an original or certified court order of name change or sex change for purposes of marriage in the state of Texas. Senator Tommy Williams (R-Woodlands) has authored a bill that would disallow such proof, effective September 1, 2011.
This legislation is a direct attack on civil rights garnered by transgender Texans in 2009 and effectively erases gender diversity from legal protection and public discourse.
What are some things you can do?
In the Austin area: Go by the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm room 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.) of the Capitol and submit a testimony card AGAINST SB 723.
Please contact the members of the Senate Jurisprudence Committee and tell them to leave the law the way it is, vote NO on SB 723.
Chair Chris Harris 512-463-0109
Vice-Chair Jose Rodriguez 512-463-0129
John Carona 512-463-0116
Robert Duncan 512-463-0128
Mario Gallegos 512-463-0106
Joan Huffman 512-463-0117
Carlos Uresti 512-463-0119
Special thanks to:
Tara Smith Texas Trucker extraordinaire somewhere on the highways of America.
Daniel Williams at: legislativequeery.com
Transgender Education Network of Texas
For more information on this bill:
Tommy Williams is the Senator who wants cities that do not enforce ICE immigration policies during traffic stops to lose state funding.
Senator Tommy Williams tearing apart Texas families one at a time.
Posted by planet trans at 6:47 AM
Labels: SB723, Texas Transgender Marriage, Tommy Williams
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I just finished calling all the committee members. Very nice aids, thank you all. If the bill does get voted out of committee today it will have to be voted on by the full Senate.
If the Senate passes it the House will have to vote on it. If that happens you can bet your bottom dollar we will be prepared for it.
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