California Governor Signs Homosexual Bill Eliminating Terms ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’

Gov Brown pdSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The governor of California has signed a bill into law that redefines marriage and replaces the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ with the generic term ‘spouse.’

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1306 on Monday, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.

“Under existing law, a reference to ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ‘spouses,’ or ‘married persons,’ or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully married to each other, as is appropriate under the circumstances of the particular case,” it reads. “The bill would delete references to ‘husband’ or ‘wife’ in the Family Code and would instead refer to a ‘spouse,’ and would make other related changes.”

The legislation had been presented by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn the 9th Circuit ruling that declared California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. The matter hails back to 2008 when voters in California were presented with a ballot initiative asking if residents wished to enshrine marriage in the state as being between a man and woman. The measure, which sought to add an amendment to the state Constitution to protect the Biblical definition of marriage from infringement, passed by five percentage points.

However, with the courts ruling against Proposition 8, Leno sought to likewise change California law to alter the definition of marriage and reflect same-sex nuptials.

“I am pleased Governor Brown has recognized the importance of this bill, which makes it explicitly clear in state law that every loving couple has the right to marry in California,” Leno commented in a statement this week. “This legislation removes outdated and biased language from state codes and recognizes all married spouses equally, regardless of their gender.”

But Christians in the state have expressed disappointment over the matter, opining that the government has been wrong to override the will of the people.

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“This bill continues the pattern we’ve been seeing the last few years of politicians ignoring the people to advance the agenda of marriage redefinition,” Matthew McReynolds, attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute in California, told Christian News Network. “What these politicians don’t want people to know is that their actions are illegitimate. Contary to media myths, Prop. 8 has not been invalidated on a statewide basis. Instead, these politicians are exercising raw power, ignoring the Constitution and counting on the people and the courts not to hold them accountable.”

Gov. Brown also generated outrage last fall when he signed a bill that mandated insurance companies in the state to provide coverage for infertility treatments for homosexuals.

“The way the law works, gay and lesbian couples would simply have to testify that they have been having sex for a year without producing a child to be considered ‘infertile,’ which is [100% of the time], since baby-making requires necessary components missing in homosexual activity,” commented writer Ben Shapiro.

“It doesn’t mean situations in which two gay men are both infertile and incapable of impregnating a surrogate mother,” he continued. “It means situations in which gay or lesbian couples can’t make a baby by having sex with each other. In other words, every single gay and lesbian couple on the planet.”


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  • Tired of foolish people.

    I wonder how long it will take before people start getting fired for casually mentioning their “husband” or “wife” while they’re on the job. How DARE anyone use such bigoted terms! The PC police will put a stop to using those “hateful” words in the workplace. Gag.

  • Skeeter 10

    I would hate to be in the shoes of these “Lawmakers” when they have to face up to God’s questions when they die.

  • http://w C

    Moral anarchy. Completely ridiculous, Marriage is God’s thing, and it always will be.

  • Ax2root

    What do you expect from a devil agreeing thinker?

  • pixeloid

    The bill makes sense from a legal standpoint as more same sex couples marry. It’s really just guidelines for documentation. As for the claims about the infertility bill at the end of the article, that’s absolute nonsense. It does NOT provide infertility treatment for gay people having sex. It’s designed to cover things like in vitro fertilization. Of course, those claims come from Ben Shapiro, an infamous lying ultra far-right wing lunatic.