Federalism at its finest

In its last session, the Texas legislature passed a program designed to promote traditional marriage by encouraging couples to get premarital counseling.  As of September 1st, the cost of a marriage license was raised significantly, but engaged couples can get a $60 discount and forgo the 3 day waiting period if they complete an approved eight hour course on pre-marital counseling.   The $16 million program will be funded from Federal TANF funds.


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