Wednesday, April 27, 2005

California Assembly Bill AB-19 To Thwart the Will of the People

61% of California voter said NO to homosexual marriage. Now the legislators are working overtime and the MSM is working undertime to pass AB-19 which will, in effect, thwart the will of the people and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will sign it. Basically the bill strikes out "MAN/WOMAN" and replaces it with "TWO PERSONS" in the states family laws.

This bill seeks to amend California's family law by defining
marriage as between "two persons" instead of solely between a
man and a woman. The bill raises important questions of law and
public policy that are now being discussed across the nation and
around the world, reflecting one of this nation's most
significant civil rights issues for the 21st century.

In support of the bill, the author states "The time has come for
California to honor its commitment to equality for all
Californians." Except for the voters!


SUMMARY : Seeks to end the state's denial of marriage licenses
to same-sex couples in California. Specifically, this bill :

1)Eliminates the current "different-gender" requirement in the
state's definition of marriage.

2)Clarifies gender-specific terms in the state's family laws
shall be construed to be gender-neutral, except in regards to
Section 308.5, concerning recognition of marriages contracted
in other jurisdictions (Proposition 22 of 2000).

3)Adds Section 403 to the Family Code to declare that no
religious official shall be required to perform or solemnize
any marriage in violation of his or her religious conviction.


1)Provides that "Marriage is a personal relation arising out of
a civil contract between a man and a woman, to which the
consent of the parties capable of making that contract is
necessary." (Family Code section 300. All further references
are to this code unless otherwise noted.)

2)Provides that "A marriage contracted outside this state that
would be valid by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the
marriage was contracted is valid in this state." (Section

3)Provides, immediately following section 308 that "Only
marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized
in this state.

prying1 sez:
In this bill there is no recognition that 61% of the voters have already said NO!

Should a very small segment of the population be given the power to change the definitions of words for their self centered agendas? Should elected officials decide their constituents do not know what is best and go against their will?

Pray on this one. The saying is, "As California goes, so goes the nation and then the world. Governor's Address and phone number -
Let his office know how you feel.
Governor's Office
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841 - It does not cost that much to call these days. Rates are cheap.
Fax: 916-445-4633 - Write a note and Fax it in - very effective!
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INTRODUCED BY Assembly Members Leno, Nunez, Goldberg, Koretz,
Laird, and Lieber
(Principal coauthors: Senators Kehoe, Kuehl, and Migden)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Calderon, Chan, Chu, Dymally, Evans,
Hancock, Jones, Levine, Montanez, Nation, Ridley-Thomas, Ruskin,
Saldana, and Yee)
(Coauthors: Senators Cedillo and Simitian)