“In the minds of many people, Proposition 8 is the most important thing nationally on the ballot,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, which supports the measure. “We have survived bad presidents. But many, many are convinced we will not survive this redefinition of marriage.”
Right, two homosexuals tie the knot and people keel over in the streets dead of some homophobic disease.
Good riddance, if that’s the case.
“Brides” and “grooms” are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California.
That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called “Party A” and “Party B” on marriage licenses.
Pastor Doug Bird of Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, Calif., was alarmed to find the state now rejects the traditional terms after he officiated his first marriage ceremony last week following the California Supreme Court decision to overturn Proposition 22.
The couple had written the words “bride” and “groom” next to “Party A” and “Party B” because they wanted to be legally recognized as husband and wife.
However, the Placer County marriage license was denied.
“I received back the license and a letter from the Placer County Clerk/Recorder stating that the license ‘does not comply with California State registration laws,'” Bird said in a statement from the Pacific Justice Institute.
Of all the things to get your corset in a knot over, it’s wording on a marriage certificate.
I hope proposition 8 fails in California. If the state really is the one the other states look towards for trends, then they did a good thing in legalizing gay marriage in the first place. I don’t want to see them forced to backpedal because of idiots like these.