Is the same sex wedding illegal to perform now that prop 8 has passed?

  • Darliehast

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    Mar 19, 2012 10:06 AM GMT
    Hello everyone,

    say if two gay or lesbian couples have a wedding themselves in their private property and invite people in to watch, will they be put in jail? Just how exactly does illegal mean in the case of prop 8. does it just mean that any marriage or union will not be seen as official and that is all?

    Thanks and Regards.
    Darlie
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    Mar 19, 2012 10:54 AM GMT
    the government just want recognise it as being legitimate; but who needs a bit of paper to love and too be loved.
  • DCEric

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    Mar 19, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie said the government just want recognise it as being legitimate; but who needs a bit of paper to love and too be loved.


    Binational couples do.
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    I think they are still doing civil unions in California, so it would be considered that by the state, assuming you went through the process. Otherwise it would be people talking in a yard.
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    lol, you again.

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    Yes its a TROLL ALERT!
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    Yes. In LA they have a special anti gay wedding unit set up to raid any non hetero nuptuals.
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    Darliehast saidHello everyone,

    say if two gay or lesbian couples have a wedding themselves in their private property and invite people in to watch, will they be put in jail? Just how exactly does illegal mean in the case of prop 8. does it just mean that any marriage or union will not be seen as official and that is all?

    Thanks and Regards.
    Darlie
    It means that if you have a problem with gay marriage, you're cordially invited to become an hero.
  • slimnmuscly

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    Mar 19, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    This video has been posted on here before, but it's interesting to watch footage of an early gay marriage protest sparked by a New York city clerk accusing a mostly gay church of performing illegal marriages with its "holy union" ceremonies, even though the church denied a "marriage concept" was behind them.



    Before the action at the marriage license office the activists discuss making the point that gay marriage isn't the point of the protest. The gist is much more that the government should be leaving gay couples who want to have ceremonies in their own churches alone.
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    I attended my first lesbian commitment ceremony in Seattle in 1996. It had no legal standing, but was a lovely expression of these women pledging to regard each other as their loving spouse and life partner. And none of us expected to be arrested over it.

    It was performed by a somewhat rebellious Lutheran pastor, who ministered to the GLBT community. It was held in the back yard of some mutual gay friends, and I spent a day preparing the place along with them.

    And when I learned the day before that the couple had "forgotten" about engaging a professional photographer (I think they actually couldn't afford one), I got one for them, a gay friend of mine, who's still a photographer you can hire in Seattle to this day.

    He didn't charge them for his labor, a gift to them and favor to me, doing formal portraits along with candids of the ceremony, while I covered his actual expenses, including a bound photo album. Meanwhile I put my TV degree to good use by personally videotaping the whole thing, likewise at no cost to the couple. They cried openly when they learned what they were receiving as a wedding gift, from perfect strangers, and gay guys at that.

    This was only my first year since coming out, more of the remarkably great fortune I had in being exposed to the good & beautiful side of the gay world, right from the beginning. I would advise the OP (troll or not) to encourage & attend such a ceremony in California, until the real thing is restored there.
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
    Darliehast saidHello everyone,

    say if two gay or lesbian couples have a wedding themselves in their private property and invite people in to watch, will they be put in jail? Just how exactly does illegal mean in the case of prop 8. does it just mean that any marriage or union will not be seen as official and that is all?

    Thanks and Regards.
    Darlie



    No, you can't. Homeland Security is listening everywhere and as soon as they pick up the sound of the hired pianist playing Donna Summer's 'Hot Stuff' as the couple begins their walk down the aisle, they will know something gay is going on and swoop in and bust your ass and throw you in prison for a long time to prevent you from having any more male2male or female2female sex.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 19, 2012 6:32 PM GMT
    BEFORE Proposition 8 passed by the voters, gay marriage was legal in California.
    AFTER Proposition 8 was passed, gay marriage was no longer legal.
    HOWEVER, the gays and lesbians who got married while it was legal, are still legally married.
    And, until Proposition 8 is overturned, gays are not allowed to get married (legally).
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    Mar 19, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    meninlove said lol, you again.

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    That is funny. This darlie woman has literally asked hundreds of questions about gays and lesbians, sometimes very odd and pointless, on countless gay and lesbian websites. I did notice when she did have a question that was not gay-related, 'how do you make money using your computer?', she went to a Chinese-American website for a change.