Updated 2019 04 12: To append addendum.
Christian News Wire (press release), DC – 2006 10 01
Thomasson: “There is now no difference in California law between marriage rights for a husband and wife and marriage rights for homosexuals.”
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 30 /Christian Newswire/ — Campaign for Children and Families, a California-based pro-family organization defending marriage, children, and family values, is appalled that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill putting the last nail in the coffin for marriage between a man and a woman in California.
On Sept. 30, the last day to sign or veto bills on his desk, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed SB 1827 by lesbian state Senator Carole Migden, a San Francisco Democrat. SB 1827 requires the state tax laws to award marriage status to homosexual couples. Specifically, the bill requires registered “domestic partners” to file personal income tax returns as either “married filing joint” or “married filing separate.” This is in direct violation of federal law which recognizes marriage as only between a man and a woman.
On Sept. 28 in the San Jose Mercury News, Migden openly admitted that SB 1827 is the last right of marriage taken by homosexual activists. “This is the final piece – and I’m proud of it,” she said…. (Full Story)
Gay marriage rights remain controversial. Gay rights activists present many reasons why gay marriage rights are essential for a better society. Here is a list of the Top 10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Should Be Legal. The attention given to gay marriage rights and especially to gay marriage ceremonies, when they take place, is puzzling.
It seems that gay marriages are quite rare. Only a small fraction of gay people engages in marriage. I wonder whether that is because marriage has become somewhat meaningless.
About half of marriages end in divorce. Committed relationships between heterosexual people last on average only about five years. They last on average about 1.5 years for gay men and only about one year for lesbians.
Vastly most gay people do not marry. That is even though it is now perfectly legal for them virtually everywhere to do so. It appears that gay people know quite well (or so they should) that, as a rule, marriage does not work for heterosexuals. It does not cement their unions until death do them part. Does it stand to reason that marriage works out even worse for gay people? Is that what scares gay people from getting married even more than it scares heterosexuals?
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