Results tagged “marriage” from onegoodmove

New Law Would Ban Marriages Between People Who Don't Love Each Other

(tip to Jamie)

Domestic partnerships for everyone?

SFGate: Politics Blog : Domestic partnerships for everyone?

An excellent idea and one I've long thought was the best solution to the problem. Separation of Church and State, where is it I read about that?

“The same-sex marriage debate has been at a boiling point since California voters approved Proposition 8, which banned such couples from being wed in the state, by a slim margin in November. Protest and counter-protest marches have filled streets across the state and the state Supreme Court took up the volatile issue last week. Out of the furor comes an idea that attempts to sidestep the debate over marriage. Attorney General Jerry Brown this week approved a ballot initiative for circulation that would eliminate the term "marriage" from state statutes and replace it with "domestic partnerships." According to the summary of the measure, "'marriage' itself would become a social ceremony, recognized by only non-governmental institutions." Such a system even came up at Thursday's supreme court hearing as a potential solution to the debate.”