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You May Now Kiss The…Spouse? This California Law Just Axed Marriage As We Know It

black-couple-wedding-cake-toppers-u01cbbmlFollowing a Supreme Court ruling last year that effectively silenced the voice of California voters hoping to protect the institution of traditional marriage, Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to enshrine his state’s new ‘right’ to recognize same-sex unions.

Despite the fact that a majority of Californians voted – in 2000 and 2008 – to limit the definition of marriage to a bond between one man and one woman, state and federal judges overturned the people’s expressed wishes to enforce a social agenda. Brown announced this week that, in response to this win for the homosexual lobby, the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ will no longer be included in California’s marriage law.

As Fox News reported, both parties in state marriages will now be referred to simply as ‘spouse’ when the bill Brown signed into law takes effect at the beginning of next year. Democrat State Sen. Mark Leno voiced his support of the bills. The homosexual legislator also took advantage of the opportunity to trash the supposedly obsolete use of words like ‘husband’ and ‘wife.’

“I am pleased Gov. Brown has recognized the importance of this bill,” he said, “which makes it explicitly clear in state law that every loving couple has the right to marry in California. This legislation removes outdated and biased language from state codes and recognizes all married spouses equally, regardless of their gender.”

SB1306, the bill containing this new verbiage, officially scraps the existing law prohibiting same-sex marriage. The Washington Post noted that, although the nation’s highest court struck down the law as unconstitutional more than a year ago, the ordinance remained in print among the state’s laws until Brown’s action this week.

Photo credit: Big Easy Weddings

BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.

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