[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]The California Legislature on Tuesday became the first legislative body in the country to approve same-sex marriages, as gay-rights advocates overcame two earlier defeats in the Assembly.The 41-35 vote sends the bill to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.The bill's supporters compared the legislation to earlier civil rights campaigns, including efforts to eradicate slavery and give women the right to vote."Do what we know is in our hearts," said the bill's sponsor, San Francisco Democrat Mark Leno. "Make sure all California families will have the same protection under the law."Leno's bill had failed in the Assembly by four votes in June, but he was confident he could get it through on a second try after the Senate approved a same-sex marriage bill last week.
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We all deserve judgement for our sins, but I fear for California in this situation.How much longer can God be merciful for the sins of our nation?God have mercy on our nation..In Christ,Doug
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Hi DougKristen...!Governor Schwarzenegger decided today to [b]veto[/b] the measure passed by the California State Legislature. He said that the people of California voted down such a measure five years ago, and that it would be unconstitutional to allow such a measure to be decided by legislators (rather than propositions passed by voters). Perhaps this is an answer to the prayers of many believers. Let us continue to pray that such leaders will take a stand for what is right in this issue. The issue will almost certainly come before the U.S. Supreme Court this term (beginning in October). There will most likely be several key cases concerning abortion that will be considered by the Court. Abortion kills nearly 10,000 unborn children per day in the United States. Please pray that the right person(s) will be confirmed on the Court before that time.http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marriage8sep8-statement,0,9617.storyhttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050908/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage :-)