Homosexual “Marriage” Bill Reintroduced in California

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Excerpted from Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bill Re-Introduced in California Legislature, by Gudrun Schultz, published Dec 5, 2006, by LifeSite News:

Bill nearly identical to legislation Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed in 2005

The new California legislature reintroduced a measure to permit homosexual “marriage” after the swearing-in on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act was introduced by Assemblyman Mark Leno. The bill is nearly identical to legislation allowing homosexual marriage that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed in 2005, after the measure narrowly passed both the Assembly and the Senate.

The measure would change the wording of the Family Code to remove the current definition of marriage as a civil contract between a man and a woman, replacing it with a definition of marriage as a civil contract between two persons.

The bill would also establish the right of religious institutions to refuse to solemnize homosexual unions if it would violate their fundamental beliefs.

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This article was posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 at 11:49 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", Pending Legislation. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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