If, for any reason, any section, sentence, clause, phrase or
provision of this article or the application thereof to any
person or circumstance is held unconstitutional or invalid, such
unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect other
sections, sentences, clauses, phrases or provisions or their
application to any other person or circumstance, and to this end,
each and every section, sentence, clause, phrase or provision of
this article is hereby declared to be severable.