Tuesday, September 09, 2008

California Bans 'brides,' 'grooms'

You think making 'gay marriage' legal won't affect your Christian marriage?

UPDATE 3/15/12: Same-sex marriage laws eliminate terms "husband" and "wife" etc.

-- From "California bans 'brides,' 'grooms'" by Chelsea Schilling, © 2008 WorldNetDaily 09/08/08

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California.

That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses.

Pastor Doug Bird of Abundant Life Fellowship in Roseville, Calif., was alarmed to find the state now rejects the traditional terms after he officiated his first marriage ceremony last week . . .

The couple had written the words "bride" and "groom" next to "Party A" and "Party B" because they wanted to be legally recognized as husband and wife.

However, the Placer County marriage license was denied.

It was an "unacceptable alteration," the County Recorder's Office claimed the State Office of Vital Records determined.

"What's next?" Bird wrote in a Sept. 4 letter. "Will the State of California force [ministers] to use the terms "Party A" and "Party B" in the ceremony itself?"

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