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New Law Halts Prison Proxy Weddings in Texas

A new Texas state law bans proxy marriages which were previously common among prisoners. The law which took effect back in September now requires both parties to be present during a marriage ceremony.  Previously, only one party needed to be present and a 'stand-in' or proxy could be present for the inmate.  A spokesperson for the Texas Prison System stated they do not allow ceremonies in any of their facilities and they do not plan on making any policy changes to allow ceremonies in the future. The law was meant to stop people from fraudulently marrying someone and cashingRead More