Skip to comments.I Now Pronounce You Spouse And Spouse
Posted on 07/14/2014 12:49:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
In keeping with its reputation of pioneering social madness, California has now passed legislation which eliminates the words husband and wife from state laws.
As reported in the Huffington Post,Californias same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill [last] Monday eliminating outdated husband and wife references from state laws.
The Post also explained that, Senate Bill 1306 was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and correct discriminatory phrasing in the California Constitution that contradicts state law.
Seriously? Referring to spouse and spouse rather than husband and wife is a way to eliminate confusion? And the terms of husband and wife are discriminatory?
In A Queer Thing Happened to America, I pointed out that, In Ontario, Canada, as a result of the legalization of same-sex marriage, all references to terms like husband, wife, and widow were removed from the law books in 2005. In Spain, birth certificates were changed from Father and Mother to Progenitor A and Progenitor B.
Back in America, on January 7, 2011, the State Department announced that The words mother and father will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, further explaining that, These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a childs parents and in recognition of different types of families.
Improvements? Well, not to be outdone, California legislators have introduced a further improvement.
According to a bill passed in the Assembly May 2014 (and by a vote of 51-13, at that; it is AB 1951), a woman could be designated as the father on birth certificates while a man could be designated as mother.
What was the reason for such an insane piece of legislation? It was done to modernize the definition of the family to reflect same-sex unions, also removing discriminatory language.
And note again that this bill passed through the Assembly with overwhelming approval.
In an equally absurd ruling in England last year, the Daily Telegraph reported that, The word husband will in future be applied to women and the word wife will refer to men, the Government has decided.
According to John Bingham, Civil servants have overruled the Oxford English Dictionary and hundreds years of common usage effectively abolishing the traditional meaning of the words for spouses.
In the governments proposed guidelines, husband here will include a man or a woman in a same sex marriage, as well as a man married to a woman. In a similar way, wife will include a woman married to another woman or a man married to a man.
And on and it goes, providing reason after reason why it is an act of cultural madness to redefine marriage.
The implications are staggering.
So, lets cut to the chase here with an attempt at returning to semantic and social sanity, beginning with England and then circling back to California. Allow me to make some very simple statements.
Note to England: A woman cannot be a husband and a man cannot be a wife.
Note to California: A woman cannot be a father and a man cannot be a mother.
Further note to California: The terms husband and wife are neither discriminatory nor outdated.
Further, further note to California: Your social experiment will fail.
I do not deny that there are same-sex couples who love each other deeply and who are committed to each other long-term, and I do not deny that there are same-sex couples who are absolutely devoted to their children.
I am simply pointing out that their union cannot rightly be called marriage (regardless of what the courts might say) without rendering foundational words and concepts meaningless, a sure recipe for cultural chaos.
To repeat: The implications of redefining marriage are staggering, and those of us who love and cherish marriage and family need to redouble our efforts and renew our courage to stand up for what is right and what is best, making a fresh determination to swim against the current flood tide of semantic and social confusion.
True marriage and family will prevail in the end.
My daughter wouldn’t cotton to going bra shopping with her father.
Moms and dads do different things.
Coming soon to an Obamanation near you!
“We don’t want to change anything you’re doing. We just want to be able to come out of the closet, live side by side with others in peace.”
Hey guys hate to say it
I have feeling this law was sign by my Hippie guru governor Jerry Brown
Yeah what going happen would Spanish launage couple can’t be couple be Senor and Senora in Marriage
Or more respectable Don or Dona
I’m soooo angry that this stupidity got out of hand. There is no such thing as gay marriage. It’s a farce and a perversion of the instinct for survival.
I agree with everything in this article.
Except the final sentence....
I now pronounce you spouse and spouse and spouse and spouse and spouse ...
which one is the husband and which is the wife?
I now pronounce you spice.
A farce soundly now endorsed by the American people, particularly those under 40.
The plural if spouse is spice.
It seems to me that this is a tacit admission that a REAL marriage requires a husband and a wife.
This will make a travesty of Ancestry.com
Here’s a word for feminists and homosexualists: misogamy.
Gets my vote.