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10/07/2008

You may write the 'bride'

by Jeremy Hooper

When marriage equality came to California, officials quickly changed the licensing forms so that they would be gender-neutral. But now, in a perfectly fair and reasoned move that should (but won't) quell the cries of social conservatives, the state has changed the forms once again so that participants (of any gender) can choose to be "bride" and "groom" if their attachment to those particular words makes them feel more civilly married:

Bride' and 'groom' being restored to California marriage forms [Mercury News]

Personally, if California will just rid itself of Prop 8, we'll agree to brand ourselves "chicken butt" and "enema stew" on the marriage forms. Because it ain't the words we're after -- it's the equality!

But this is a good move that nips the "gays are changing marriage" arguments even more fully in the bud. So yay -- we'll totally take this new license to be our lawfully-wedded ticket to rights.

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