I just wish these other religions would stop pushing their stuff on the rest of us. Religious marriage is between the church and their followers, no one else. Religious marriage and Civil marriage are two different things. Marriage is not a church invention, and the church adopted the practice, much like it adopted Easter from Ostera or Christmas from the Winter Solstice celebrations and many other adopted practices of the Pagan people. Thanks to what Prop 8 is showing me, and many others across the country and the world!
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A number of couples are taking matters into their own hands and rushing to the altar for fear of this recently won right being chipped away at or even reversed. Louis City Hall. Jon Barrett. Her lifelong association with the insular Christian community People of Praise has also raised alarms.
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Indeed, while striking down Proposition 8, the decision will not immediately lead to any new same-sex marriages being performed in California. Vaughn R. Walker, the chief judge of the Federal District Court in San Francisco, immediately stayed his own decision, pending appeals by proponents of Proposition 8, who seem confident that higher courts would hear and favor their position. But on Wednesday the winds seemed to be at the back of those who feel that marriage is not, as the voters of California and many other states have said, solely the province of a man and a woman. Nor does it affect federal law, which does not recognize such unions.
The fight for acceptance of same-sex marriage has been debated in the U. Last week, One Toyota , an Oakland car dealership, quietly began running a sweet but groundbreaking spot on Bay Area television stations. It begins with a woman sitting in her car in her driveway talking on a phone and apologizing to her spouse. And, she says, to get the best deal, "I didn't even have to tell them I was married to an attorney. The "reveal" is so subtle that some viewers, like the ones in our house, may have to play the ad back and watch it again.