California Same Sex Marriage
Gay Marriage In California Opens Floodgate
California Activist Judges Ignore Rule of Law!
Calif., N.Y. could see 'floodgate' of 'gay marriages' within weeks if nothing changes.
Posted on May 30, 2008 | by Michael Foust
ALBANY, N.Y. (BP)--Same-sex couples in two of the nation's most populous states -- New York and California -- will be celebrating what likely would be thousands of "weddings" this summer if a directive by the New York governor stands and a much-criticized ruling by the California Supreme Court goes into effect.
New York Gov. David A. Paterson, a Democrat, has ordered state agencies to revise their policies and begin recognizing "gay marriages" from other jurisdictions, such as California, Massachusetts and Canada. The Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-family legal firm, is expected to file a lawsuit next week against the governor, arguing his action is unconstitutional.
Nevertheless, if his order -- coupled with the California decision -- stands, then "gay marriages" in the nation's first and third (New York) most populous states would be the focus of nationwide attention this summer, months before a presidential election.
Janet McKee, chief of California's office of vital records, sent out an order May 28 saying that same-sex couples in that state could begin "marrying" June 17 -- that is, unless the California Supreme Court delays its ruling from going into effect until after the November election, when citizens there likely will consider a constitutional marriage amendment. McKee's order also gave the OK to begin using new forms that change "Bride" and "Groom" to instead say "Party A" and "Party B"
The Associated Press reported Friday that the attorneys general of 10 states have joined other parties in asking the California Supreme Court to stay the decision until after the election. The states say they have an interest in the case because they would have to determine if their respective state recognized the marriage licenses. The states are Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.
Mathew D. Staver, an attorney with the pro-family group Liberty Counsel, predicted that it would be a big victory for same-sex couples if everything stands as-is.
"The problem ... [is that] California doesn't have a residency requirement," Staver said during a panel discussion May 29 at the National Press Club in Washington hosted by the Family Research Council. "So once this becomes effective -- if there's no stay in California -- that means that someone in New York can fly over to California, get a same-sex marriage license and then fly back to New York, and now [the license] all of a sudden is recognized."
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Some Facts about marriage in California
Real Marriage is...
...an institution for a man and a woman. Marriage is not genderless. It is a union of two different sexes, not just a union of two different people. Real marriage (a man & a woman) is not rooted in discrimination. It is rooted in common sense, for the common good. For marriage to flourish in our culture, it must be protected from redefinition; for if marriage can mean anything, it will mean nothing. [Note: If you disagree with this bedrock principle, please read no further. No marriage that violates the man-woman standard can be real.]
...best for children. While thousands of California single moms and dads earn their “SuperParent” wings every day, to raise healthy children who become productive citizens, there is but one gold standard for which we should strive as a society... that every child be reared by a loving mother and father.
…the ultimate solution for California’s problems. Prisons fill, schools fail, and welfare rolls grow because of the breakdown of marriage & the home. Governments and charities have spent millions of dollars for decades treating symptoms. It is time for governments, churches, communities and businesses to come together to treat the cause.
...an intimate, healthy relationship. Real Marriage means communication, commitment, respect and selfless love. These are the keys to a healthy, happy, affair-proof life ’til death do us part. Successful parenting and warm, enduring bonds with children comes from true intimacy in marriage.
...worth working at. Divorce and dissatisfaction can be avoided. A good marriage is worth the effort it requires, and organizations across Massachusetts stand ready to help with proven programs and timeless wisdom.
...built on faith. Marriage is a God-designed institution predating constitutions, governments, and laws. Marriage works best when God is the foundation and central unifying presence.
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Traditional vs. Gay Marriage to go on trail in California
In Janaury 2010, a trial begins on the California Marriage Amendment
The gay community is challenging California law on anti-gay marriage.
At trial, Walker intends to ask lawyers on both sides to present the facts underlying much of the political rhetoric surrounding same-sex marriage. Among his questions are whether sexual orientation can be changed, how legalizing gay marriage affects traditional marriages and the effect on children of being raised by two mothers or two fathers.
The case is intriguing, exciting and potentially very significant because it addresses multiple important questions that, surprisingly to many, remain open in federal law,” said Jennifer Pizer, marriage director for the gay law advocacy group Lambda Legal. “Can the state reserve the esteemed language and status of marriage just for heterosexual couples, and relegate same-sex couples to a lesser status? Are there any adequate public interests to justify reimposing such a caste system for gay people, especially by a majority vote to take a cherished right from a historically mistreated minority?
President Obama and the US Supreme court may later have to deal with the issue as it is expected to be appealed to higher federal courts.
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Bible Verses on Gay Marriage
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
The Greatest Commandment
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
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Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor
1 One day Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, should I not try to find a home for you, where you will be well provided for?
2 Is not Boaz, with whose servant girls you have been, a kinsman of ours? Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
3 Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don't let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.
4 When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do."
5 "I will do whatever you say," Ruth answered.
6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do.
7 When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down.
8 In the middle of the night something startled the man, and he turned and discovered a woman lying at his feet.
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my
charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do
all these commandments;
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint
over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague,
that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of
heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your
enemies shall eat it.
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