Last month we were noting that some couples in California were protesting the use of “Party A” and “Party B” on marriage licenses, absurdly complaining that it violated their rights.
It looks like the CA Department of Public Health took note of the complaints and is trying to accommodate those offended by the change:
Beginning Nov. 17, couples can check boxes next to their names indicating whether they are a bride or a groom. Couples can check bride and bride, groom and groom, or bride and groom, allowing for same-sex and opposite-sex pairings.
You’d think the Religious Right would be happy about that, after all Focus on the Family declared it “Good News” … but, of course, you’d be wrong.
“This escalates the war for marriage by officially offering the label of ‘bride and bride’ and ‘groom and groom’ to homosexuals,” said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families. “For the first time, it means two official ‘brides’ and two official ‘grooms,’ not just one bride and just one groom like it used to be. What are children to think? This craziness is another reason Californians should vote yes on Proposition 8.”
“By announcing before the election that the marriage form will be changed after the election, the Schwarzenegger administration is confusing voters to think that some of the widespread problems caused by homosexual ‘marriages’ have been solved, when they haven’t,” said Thomasson. “The media is widely reporting that bride and groom have been ‘restored’ to California’s marriage license. The Schwarzenegger administration is engaging in sleight of hand to depress voter turnout for Prop. 8.”
One would like to think that eventually politicians and state functionaries will learn to stop trying to placate people like Thomasson who see everything as a conspiracy to destroy America, the family, and Christianity as a whole.