THE RIGHT OF GAYS TO MARRY AND THEIR INTRENCHED OPPONENTS
The U.S. Court of Appeals in
San Francisco, in a 2-1
decision, overturned Proposition-8: a California Constitutional Amendment
declaring ‘marriage’ as a union only between one man and one woman; which
effectively nullified ’s
law allowing gay and lesbian couples to ‘marry’. California
This ‘marriage’ impasse has at its core the goal of Christian churches attempting to impose their moral doctrines on the population at large.
The Mormon Church heavily funded, in a covert religious movement,
’s Proposition-8. The Catholic Church has also been a prime
mover in de facto-bigotry against the gay and lesbian community. In California ,
the Catholic Church of Portland was a primary opponent (along with
fundamentalist fanatics) in defeating the Equal ‘Marriage’ Amendment proposed
by the Maine Legislature. Maine
I would like to propose my own amendment:
The Ol’Buzzard’s Get Rid of ‘Marriage’ Amendment.
1. The Federal Government should only recognize Domestic Partnership Licenses.
2. Only Domestic Partnership Licenses can be issued by states, and these licenses have all the rights and legal protection now provided by a ‘Marriage’ License.
3. After receiving a Domestic Partnership License couples are free to affirm a religious covenant in the faith of their choice where they may receive a Marriage Certificate of affirmation. However, these religious certificates will have no legal or binding authority outside of the religious institution of their issue.