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Yesterday the California state assembly approved SB 906, which will make the following changes to California?s marriage law:

300. (a) Marriage Civil marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman, established pursuant to a State of California marriage license issued by the county clerk, to which the consent of the parties capable of making that contract is necessary. Consent alone does not constitute civil marriage. Consent must be followed by the issuance of a license and solemnization as authorized by this division, except as provided by Section 425 and Part 4 (commencing with Section 500).
400. Marriage Civil marriage may be solemnized by any of the following who is of the age of 18 years or older: (a) A priest, minister, rabbi, or authorized person of any religious denomination. No person authorized by this subdivision, or his or her religious denomination, shall be required to solemnize a marriage that is contrary to the tenets of his, her, or its faith. Any refusal to solemnize a marriage under this subdivision shall not affect the tax exempt status of any entity.

Read the rest HERE

Full text of the bill HERE

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Here's a link to the California Assembly analysis of SB 906.

Note that this is a Senate Bill that passed in a vote in the California Senate by 23 yes and 11 no, and in the Assembly by a vote of 46 yes to 25 no. SB 906 is being returned to the California Senate for a concurrence vote; if that vote is obtained it will be sent to the Governor for his approval or rejection.

Colin ;)

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I think you only have to look at the end of the document Colin links, to see who opposes the legislation, to know that it must be a bill which has some merit. IMO of course. :icon_geek:
Concerned Mormon Women of Kalifornication

You mean the Eldars let them take off their burkhas long enough to voice a political opinion?

That's gotta be historic in its own right.

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