See again this proves the point that this issue is not an equality issue and that It has and will continue to be a losing battle. A strait man cannot marry a man just the same as a gay man cannot marry a man. It has always been that way.
With this bill what they are quite obviously doing is accepting the loss of the gay marriage fight. When, not if, the supreme court throws out the gay marriage initiative there will be no ground to stand on. Gay marriage will become nationally illegal as it has always been. SO now California will seek to change the foundation of marriage rather than induce the word "gay" into it.
The inconsistencies with this political and social movement is simply tiring. The arguments change and the validation becomes of a liberally emotional reaction rather than intellectual and productive solutions.
The foundation of this country and the production of the institution of marriage proposes the continuation of this nation simply by promoting healthy, positive and non deviant behaviors. Marriage is the religious sanction that promotes the healthiest and most successful option for continuing a strong, stable society. To provide a loving and caring home for a family and strengthen their relationship through each other.
There is nothing wrong with Marriage and no need to change it. However, before you go nuts, there is a STRONG flaw with the current outlook on marriage. However, people are the problem not the structure. We have become selfish beings bent on satisfying our own needs rather than using common sense and humility to find happiness. (There is many more flaws to human nature but lets get back to this topic.)
My opinion is that we leave marriage alone and stop being liberally butthurt, so to speak, and expose the real problems with homosexual suppression. Regardless of orientation, if I am in a hospital I have every right to have whoever the heck I want come visit me. If I want to live together with someone why should we not be able to have the same last names on the mortgage, and why the heck should I not be able to cover whoever I want on my health insurance....IM PAYING FOR IT. Thanks Obama for false advertising and yet another lie.
We say that we seek equality through marriage and yet marriage is the LEAST limiting of our rights rather it simply just doesn't exist. At least its blunt and strait forward: You cannot get married. I would rather make a new ceremonious function call it something homo and get the rights I want out of it.
I am gay, yes, and I know that. But I also know how the political system our country is founded on. Although the players have become corrupt and fallible the foundation still promotes the healthiest and most promising of government structures. Let's not try and kill it shall we.