Skip to comments.First California gay weddings may be on a Saturday
Posted on 05/26/2008 2:46:07 PM PDT by SmithL
San Francisco, CA (AP) -- Same-sex couples in some counties will be able to marry as soon as Saturday, June 14, the president of the California's county clerks association said Monday.
Stephen Weir, who heads the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials, said he was told by the Office of Vital Records that clerks would be authorized to hand out marriage licenses as soon as that date exactly 30 days after the California Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage should be legal.
The court's decisions typically take effect after 30 days, barring further legal action.
"They are shooting for the 14th," said Weir, adding that the state planned to give California's 58 counties advice early this week for implementing the historic change so local officials can start planning.
An effort, however, is under way to stay the Supreme Court's decision until voters can decide the issue with an initiative planned for the November ballot. The measure would overrule the justices' decision and amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage.
Justices have until the ruling's effective date to weigh the request, but could give themselves longer to consider it, attorneys have said. Another complicating factor is that the Supreme Court also directed a midlevel appeals court that upheld the state's one man-one woman marriage laws a year ago to issue a new order legalizing same-sex marriage, and it's not clear when the appeals court would comply.
Suanne Buggy, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Public Health, which oversees the vital records office, would not confirm Monday that state officials have settled the matter of when counties can or must start extending marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
"We will be getting guidance out to the counties soon,"
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Prediction — in the next couple of months:
Divorce paper files by first gay couple married legally in California.
There is an easy answer to the Gay Marriage issue.
Do not ban gay marriage but simply prohibit Divorce for both gay and heterosexual couples.
Nothing turns off the American public more than sight bytes of same sex couples getting married.
As politically incorrect as it might be, a heterosexual’s natural inclination is to find same sex couplings abhorrent.
The last time San Fran went nuts and Newsom showed bits of all those homosexual couples the Dems like to went nuts.
So this is not a bad thing. Wait until Americans, some 95% heterosexual, get a load of what’s coming down the pike.
Sometimes you gotta hit Joe Six Pick over the head with a sight byte.
Be sure to point out that this all will start on Flag Day and the day before Father’s Day. Really perk up Joe Six-Pack.
Yeah....they generally don’t have kids.....and they have MORE money.....
The homosexual community looks at the word “homosexual” as a clinical or scientific term describing sexual behavior. The word “gay” was taken over by the homosexual community because they wanted a term that would not just describe behavior. I’m sure the word “gay” worked for them because “gay” used to mean happy and carefree, which was an image they wanted to convey to the outside world.
Has anyone ever heard the word “gay” used in recent years in any other context besides homosexuality? Remember the words of the Flintstones song, that “we’ll have a gay old time”? If they were making that cartoon today, they would change the lyrics not to use “gay”. Same with “gay apparel” from “Deck The Halls”.
This is revolting. Thanks, I needed a reason to loose my appetite tonight and not eat dinner.
Monday may be first day for gays to file for divorce. Gays are not the only ones licking their lips at the prospect of gay marriage, I am sure divorce lawyers are licking their lips as well.
Massachusetts has had pervert marriages for some time. I haven’t noticed any such photos at FR. The old media knows how repellent the sight of affection between two men is. I hope I am wrong but doubt we’ll see widespread publication of Bruce kissing Steve at the altar.
The latest trend among the young set is “gay” as lame or dumb, ie, “that’s so gay.” Used in this context it doesn’t refer to sexual preference at all. The evolution of language is a funny thing.
It will not take much for the gays to maintain a divorce rate that is lower than that of straight couples.
Bill Gates, my proposal is still open. No prenups.
Will RHINO, Arnie be there to officiate?
I’m not going to argue about it. Only time will tell. Let’s see how long this particular couple stay married.
Well you could be right. My assertion would require that the media gets down there toot de sweet, take the pics and publish the things.
I remember the brouhaha when a bunch of gays snuck in under that small window before and got married. Of course the fine and personable Rosie O’Donnell helped with the publicity as I recall.
I also recall the Democratic party getting furious and demanded that Newsome shut down the display as it was giving Democrats a bad name.
Unfortunately, in the United States, marriage once a holy but now decaying institution with men in women jumping into marriage without the understanding of commitment to God and one another.
However, my marriage is still strong despite a high divorce rate and the introduction of gay marriage into the culture.
If one believes that their marriage is weakened due to gay marriage then there must be other issues within that marriage.