Friday, October 10, 2008

California Legalizes Traditional Marriage

The Placer County Clerk/Recorder denied a marriage license to a heterosexual couple last month. The state form required the registration of names as Party A and Party B. The couple objected and crossed out the official designations substituting the more traditional Bride and Groom.

Pastor Doug Bird of Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, Calif. said, "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.' " An "unacceptable alteration," the County Recorder's Office claimed.

The California Department of Public Health announced Monday the reinstatement of Bride and Groom because "many couples still wanted the option of identifying themselves in traditional terms."

Huh, imagine that ... traditional couples in California!

County Clerks throughout California are required to start using the amended form Nov 17, 2008. The new forms will have spaces for the happy couple's names next to the option boxes Bride and Groom.

Score one for the good guys.

(h/t: Indigo Rose)

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