Skip to comments.California Senate OKs 'Gay' Marriage
Posted on 09/09/2007 2:24:37 PM PDT by kellynla
The California Senate has approved a plan to replace "man and woman" in state references to marriage with "two persons," establishing a same-sex marriage procedure in the state that just seven years ago voted to limit marriage to one man and one woman.
The 22-15 vote came on homosexual Assemblyman Mark Leno's proposal to open marriage to any pair in the state, not just those couples made up of a man and a woman. All Republicans opposed AB43, while all but three Democratic senators supported it.
The bill now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature or veto. He has given ambiguous signals about his support for the latest proposal, but earlier vetoed a similar proposal.
However, in Schwarzenegger's answers to questions from the state Supreme Court he suggested the "use of the words 'marry' and 'marriage' is not required by the California Constitution. Thus, the name of the legal relationship now known as 'marriage' could be changed."
As WND has reported, Schwarzenegger has expressed the opinion that legally, the term "marriage" can be terminated, because registered "domestic partners" already have all of the same legal rights, benefits, duties and obligations as married couples.
The governor continued, "Except for the ability to choose and declare one's life partner in a reciprocal commitment of mutual support, any of the statutory rights and obligations that are afforded to married couples in California could be abrogated or eliminated by the Legislature or the electorate for any rational legislative purpose."
That court solicited comments from Schwarzenegger because it is considering a case that challenges the state's 2000 Proposition 22 vote in which voters expressed the desire to limit marriage to a man and a woman.
The answers contained in Attorney General Jerry Brown's brief were nearly a duplicate of Schwarzenegger's.
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Why stop at two?
Can it be any two?
California - where propositions are merely suggestions.
Sweet! Adult siblings in love could be united in California!
I know my state senate are lib this is mess up
” Incest is a game the whole family can play”
May as well, virtually every other definition in the dictionary has been dumped in Websters via political agenda.
Before long our flag will no longer will tote the colors "Red White and Blue" it will tote a single color... gray.
They still have a long way to go.
The legislature passed the bill as they have done before, however the Governor has promised to veto it, as he has done before. Moreover even if the Governor were to sign the bill a) it wouldn’t take effect until January 1st 2008 and b) the committee that was created by the late Senator Pete Knight to enact Proposition 22 will go to court immediately to stop this, where the bill will be held up for months if not years. c) several citizens committees will also launch a referendum to undo the legislative action thereby suspending the bill until the outcome of that referendum is settled.
I love my dog.
Although we will never procreate, our love for each other should be worth a satisfying status by government and worthy of some "bones" tossed our way via deductions.
And yet, after the shaking of the ground, the smoke from the dry land, the houses falling down the muddy hillside, no one will make the connection to the choices we make.
And who gets to define "adult"? Watch for the legislature to change that around too. Or hey, let a father marry his own child. That adds up to two people. For that matter, why limit it to two people. Nature proves that a person can love more than one person at a time.
Brother may marry sister, or father can marry daughter.
What the heck, a number of these sons must have been marrying their own mothers.
Arnold being ambiguous politically?
That's a shocker! /s
“Before long our flag will no longer will tote the colors “Red White and Blue” it will tote a single color... gray.”
How about pink?
Why even limit it to people?
Why not let that shepard marry his sheep?
We are now going with an outfit called, Sagem Morpho, Inc the head of the meeting was shocked when we asked him about item #13.
No lie, this was the question
Gender (select one)
Male, Female, Both
Whatever it takes to maintain the impression that government is the caretaker to continue the trek to total subservience via feel good.