Saturday, February 11, 2012



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 California’s law allowing gay and lesbian couples to ‘marry’. 

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, California’s Proposition-8.   The Catholic Church has also been a prime mover in de facto-bigotry against the gay and lesbian community.   In Maine, the Catholic Church of Portland was a primary opponent (along with fundamentalist fanatics) in defeating the Equal ‘Marriage’ Amendment proposed by the Maine Legislature. 

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.

the OlBuzzdar


  1. For some time now I've said basically the same thing. Government should get out of the "marriage" business. Let the churches have the "marriage" business. Government should come up with something that conveys the same benefits and rights to couples that "marriage" does now.

    I understand they have a system in France where couples sign a contract that is legal and binding like getting married. If you set up a contract system with time limits, at the end of the contract the couple could separate with little or no hassle if there aren't any kids. Or renew the contract if they still want to stay together.

  2. You've got my support, but lot of luck. :)

  3. That's an excellent solution. Naturally, because it's so sensible it will have no chance of being written into law.

  4. What you have described is the FSU system. Church marriages are not legal. Only the government "JP" with all the documents. Doesn't solve the Gay problem here as they are severely discriminated against and not allowed even the civil ceremony. Lots of gay baiting and the cops look the other way. Homophobic, this part of the world.


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