CA court will hear marriage briefs

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CA court will hear marriage briefs
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Wed, 02-04-2009 - 10:45pm

"Supporters on both sides have deluged the California Supreme Court with dozens of briefs. The court has agreed to hear the case on March 5, extremely quickly by judicial standards, and it has three months after oral arguments to rule."


http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE51305320090204

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Wed, 02-04-2009 - 10:55pm

I invited one of the attorneys who is on the marriage equality side of the issue (and who argued the previous case before the CA Supreme Court) to by the guest speaker at a Standing on the Side of Love church service we did last October after our minister had to have surgery and could not be there.

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Wed, 02-04-2009 - 11:40pm
xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 6:20pm

YDS asked me yesterday what is happening with same sex marriages performed before Prop 8 passed.... even a 10 year old is concerned.


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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 6:55pm
Thoughtful little girl :)

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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 11:12pm

It looks like the NH legislature (the bill's sponsor claims the votes are already there) may send a marriage bill to the governor to sign in the next few months; whether he will is unknown.


If he does (and this is a Democratic governor) we will be the first state to legislatively enact same sex marriage, and I wonder what opponents will make of this, given how they squawk about court rulings.



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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 11:23pm

The bill:


21:3 Number; Gender. Words importing the singular number may extend and be applied to several persons or things; words importing the plural number may include the singular; and words importing the masculine gender may extend and be applied to females. Gender-specific terms relating to the marital relationship or familial relationships, including without limitation, “spouse,” “family,” “marriage,” “immediate family,” “dependent,” “next of kin,” “man,” “woman,” “groom,” “bride,” “husband,” “wife,” “widow,” or “ widower,” shall be construed to be gender-neutral for all purposes throughout New Hampshire law, whether in the Revised Statutes Annotated, state administrative or court rule, policy, common law, or any other source of civil state law.


2 Marriage; Marriages Prohibited; Recognition of Out-of-State Marriages. RSA 457:1 - RSA


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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 11:47pm
Oh, wow!!
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Sat, 02-07-2009 - 12:08am

They are also working on adding gender identity and expression to anti-discrimination statutes. A friend of mine attending the hearing yesterday and spoke, but I stayed away (for reasons known to you and I.)


Vermont is working on similar marriage legislation.

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Sat, 02-07-2009 - 12:20am
I'm very hopeful
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Sat, 02-07-2009 - 1:58pm
I am watching the news on this closely, too... Keeping this issue in my prayers for wisdom and protection of civil rights from ever being voted on again! :) May the marriages be upheld and same sex marriage be kept legal and protected! It's 'way past time to stop denying people their civil rights and enabling legal enforcement of prejudice and bigotry.


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