Marriage License of Jeb Bush and Columba Bush

Susan A. filed this request with the Travis County Clerk of Travis County, TX.
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Susan A.

To Whom It May Concern at TCCCopyCenterResearch@traviscountytx.gov :

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

Seeking a certified copy of the marriage license and any related documents in that 1974 file for current presidential candidate, John Ellis Bush and Maria Columba Garnica, as shown online here:

http://deed.co.travis.tx.us/ords/f?p=105:30:3303640543852::NO::P30_MARRIAGE_ID,P31_INSTRUMENT_NUMBER,P30_LICENSE_STATUS:179186,0000079186.,Completed

License Number 0000079186.
Party 1 GARNICA, MARIA COLUMBA
Party 2 BUSH, JOHN ELLIS
Date Of Application 09/05/1996
Date Recorded 01/01/1974
Date Of Marriage 01/01/1974
Book 102
Page 27
Microfilm Code None
--------

I am making this request pursuant to instructions on your web site here:
http://www.traviscountyclerk.org/eclerk/Content.do?code=R.7

Certified Copies – This is when the Clerk makes the copy and places a stamp on it to certify that it is an accurate and complete reproduction of the original document. Certified copies may be requested by phone, email, or in person. There is a $5.00 per document charge for the certification service plus an additional cost of $1.00 per page.

RECORDING
Official public records, property, marriage licenses TCCCopyCenterResearch@traviscountytx.gov
-----------------
--------------

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Susan Alyn

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 21, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Travis County Clerk

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Susan A.

This request was sent in July 2015 -- six months ago.

I believe it was processed and received by Travis County.

However, Travis County, where Jeb Bush had a marriage ceremony, does not have a marriage license on file for Jeb Bush is what it seems to me.

It also seems to me the reason Travis County does not have a marriage license for Jeb Bush is because Jeb Bush deliberately never returned any marriage application to file with the county clerk in Travis County.

That way: Jeb Bush never has to worry that Columba might divorce him, since there is no legal marriage existing in the first place.

There is also no common law marriage since there was in fact a ceremony.

Consequently, the status of Columba as it relates to Jeb Bush, without any marriage license available as a public record, seems to me to be sex slave/involuntary servitude.

She can never file for divorce since there is no legal marriage to divorce from. She can never ask a court to determine how much money he has in a divorce proceeding.

The media should have investigated this 20 years ago when he first ran for office, but, they didn't.

Here is more information for anyone interested in what I consider this situation of abuse of power by a male over a foreign woman -- and she probably doesn't even know she is not legally married, assuming no marriage license exists as a public record:

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/defining-legally-valid-marriage.html
Requirement of a Legal Marriage

To qualify for a marriage-based visa or green card, you must be legally married.

A legal marriage is one that is officially recognized by the government in the country or state where you were married. This usually means that an official record of your marriage has been made or can be obtained from some public office.

(Re: "Can be obtained" - since no public record can be obtained, Jeb Bush is not in a legal marriage is what it seems to me.)
-----------

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/proving-bona-fide-marriage.html

For example, anyone can stage photos of themselves in wedding dress or tux (though it’s good to provide a few wedding photos as part of the mix), but very few couples would join all or most of their finances, hold lots of family events, or have a baby for the sake of a sham marriage.

(Re: It seems to me Barbara Bush is telling lies and the one photo is actually a "staged photo" and is photo-shopped:

http://itheedread.jezebel.com/jeb-bush-has-only-one-wedding-pic-thanks-to-his-fuckup-1687540699 )
-------------

Legal Marriage Ceremony Requirements

Marriages are performed by civil appointees or ministers of religious denomination that are authorized by circuit courts to celebrate the rites of matrimony. Some states allow a couple’s family member or friends to be ordained online and perform the ceremony, while other states prohibit this.

The person officiating the marriage must sign the license along with the newly wedded couple and forward the completed document to the court, usually within five days of the ceremony. Many states require at least two witnesses to be present for the ceremony and sign the marriage license.

If the documents are not filed with the court, there will be no legal record of the marriage at all.

(Re: I think no document of a marriage application was ever file with court clerk in this instance. Thus, there is no legal record this marriage at all.)
----------

How Could a Marriage Be Prohibited?

It is fairly easy to meet the legal requirements for marriage, but there are a few instances where a marriage may be prohibited. Possible reasons include:

No formal dissolution of an earlier marriage of one or both parties.

Both parties are in some way related — although some states do allow marriage between cousins, adopted siblings or other distant relatives.

One of the parties lacks the mental capacity to consent to the marriage.

(Re: "Mental capacity" -- Maybe because one does not speak English and can not evaluate information nor make a decision. )

I think the Bushes know there was no legal validity to a marriage ceremony conduct in English when Columba spoke only Spanish, and that is why news article contents have now changed over time:

Here are two news articles showing the different reporting over time:

OLD VERSION -- Oct 1998 -- FL media version of marriage ceremony (ENGLISH ONLY):

"...Several Bushes were at the wedding, but Columba had only her sister and mother, who didn't understand a word of the ceremony. Columba spoke very little English herself.

There was no reception. "

From: http://www.sptimes.com/Floridian/102898/First__ladies2.html

-----------------

NEW VERSION -- June 2015 -- NATIONAL media version of marriage ceremony (SPANISH)

"...The wedding took place at the Catholic student center at the University of Texas at Austin. Columba spoke no English, so parts of the service were conducted in Spanish."

From: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/06/the-mysterious-columba-bush/392090/

--------

Finally, they have no common law marriage either, not in Texas or Florida:

See this page:
http://www.moonlawgroup.com/common-law-marriage-in-florida-fact-or-myth/

And here:
A “common law marriage” is one in which the parties may hold themselves out as a husband and wife, and under certain circumstances, be deemed married without a marriage license or ceremony.

Florida doesn't have a common law marriage, however Florida does recognize common law marriages that occurred in other states.

-----------

Here is what Texas statute says:

Common Law Marriage in Texas - TexasLawHelp.org
texaslawhelp.org/.../407091LHT%2032_1%20Comm%20Law%20Marri...
Live together in Texas as husband and wife, and. Tell other people that they are married. Is there a way to get my common law marriage recognized? A couple that wishes to formalize a common law marriage can file a Declaration of Marriage.

A valid common law marriage in Texas is where a man and woman become husband and wife without getting a marriage license and having a marriage ceremony. Once established, a common law marriage has the same legal effect as a ceremonial marriage. (3) Told others (hold yourselves out) that you are married.

(Jeb Bush does not qualify for a legal common law marriage since he and Columba had a ceremony.)

To me this situation is about the exploitation of a foreign woman by a powerful male, which the media has let slide by with this exploitation for more than 20 years now, ever since Jeb Bush first ran for office in 1994.

Someone in the media should have requested this marriage license public record 20 years ago, but no one did.

The fact a public record marriage license does not exist -- as it has not been provided for six months now in response to my public records request here -- tells me Jeb Bush is a liar.

From: Susan A.

I think "No Responsive Documents" is the correct final status for this request, since it's been six months since I first made this request for a public record of his marriage license.

From: Susan A.

Since today is actually Monday December 7th -- I think today's new posting of an alleged Responsive Document should have been posted with a dated of December 7th -- and should have followed my December 5th comments above -- instead of being posted prior to my Dec 5th comments with a back-date of "December 2nd."

Just my opinion, I guess: that Dec 7th is today, -- which is after my Dec 5th comments, -- and thus today's posting should not be back-dated Dec 2nd. Just my opinion.
Just my opinion.

From: Susan A.

Let's see: July 21, 2015 to Dec 7, 2015 to get a responsive document to this request for a certified copy of a public record marriage license. Seems like a pretty long time to me. Again: just my opinion.

Files

pages

Close