The Problem With Save Texas Marriage
Simply put, judges in Texas are elected. It would be political suicide for an elected official in Texas to forcibly divorce everyone in the state, even if the plain meaning of the amendment does look like it could be interpreted that way. And because of this little bit of common sense, the media might decide to take Save Texas Marriage to task, and make the group's outlandish claims the issue. If Save Texas Marriage becomes an issue in the campaign, the tactic will have backfired.
All this talk of unintended consequences stems from the very serious fact that the proposition is poorly worded and could be interpreted broadly and in many different ways depending on the inclinations of a particular judge. That is one of the many reasons to vote against the proposition. In my post, Distributing Flyers, I go over that and other reasons to vote against Proposition 2. I sincerely hope the voters will consider those reasons and vote against the senseless and spiteful ostracism of gay Texans out of a sense of moral duty.