UPDATE: Texas lawmakers do not pass anti-trans marriage bill

SB 1218, a Texas bill which was geared to restrict transgender Texans from getting marriage licenses has died.

This bill was created by Senator Donna Campbell, and would have mandated that no marriage license could be obtained with a document that lacks a photo.  This includes an affidavit of sex change. Had it passed, many transgender people living in the state of Texas would have been legally prohibited from marrying an opposite-sex partner.  After passing the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee the bill had to make it onto the calendar by midnight of May 21st, which it did not do.

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