By: Maxey H.B. No. 615
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the issuance of marriage licenses.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Section 1.01, Family Code, is amended to read as
1-6 Sec. 1.01. MARRIAGE LICENSE. Two individuals <
A man and a
1-7 woman> desiring to enter into a ceremonial marriage shall obtain a
1-8 marriage license from the county clerk of any county of this state.
1-9 < A license may not be issued for the marriage of persons of the
1-10 same sex.>
1-11 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1993.
1-12 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-13 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-14 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-15 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-16 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.