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CaliTaliban wheezing over OK of same-sex marriage bill

Yesterday’s good news about the state Senate approving legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage has been received by the California Taliban like water tossed on the Wicked WItch of the West.

A pro-family group is reacting with horror to a California Senate vote yesterday (Thursday) approving a bill that would legalize homosexual “marriage” licenses. By a vote of 21-15, the state Senate passed AB 849, which replaces the phrase “a man and a woman” in California marriage laws with the term “two persons.” All 21 voting in favor of the bill were Democrats.

The coalition, which is aiming to put a state constitutional amendment on next year’s ballot to protect marriage rights as being reserved for a man and a woman, is blasting the high-profile “gay marriage” bill. At a news conference outside the State Capitol in Sacramento, coalition spokesman Randy Thomasson, a proponent of the Voters’ Right to Protect Marriage Initiative, blasted the approval of AB 849 as “a mark of a dictatorship, not of a democracy.”

Thomasson is president of the Campaign for Children and Families (CCF), which has been helping to lead the statewide opposition to the “gay marriage license” bill for the past nine months. He says the vote to approve the legislation is in direct contradiction to Proposition 22, a measure passed in 2000 by a 61 percent margin, which said only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

How can God bless California when our lawmakers do this?” the CCF spokesman wonders. He predicts that the Senate’s “corrupt deed” of approving a bill that functionally repeals Proposition 22 and violates the state constitution “will energize voters to sign the petition a month from now, to protect marriage rights for one man and one woman.”

Benjamin Lopez, legislative analyst and lobbyist for the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC), says his group intends to fight the bill through every stage of the political process left in the legislative session, continuing its aggressive lobby efforts in the Assembly leading up to the concurrence vote.

…The TVC lobbyist sees the radical homosexual community and its allies as determined to impose on the people of California what he calls “their twisted, out-of-step, out-of-mainstream, unnatural notion of marriage and family” at any cost. He is disappointed with the Democrats in the state Senate, of whom he remarks that the fate of marriage in the state was in their hands, and “they chose to jump in bed with the homosexual community.”

Do you feel a calm sense of satisfaction as they twist in the wind?

Also see: Why does water make the Wicked Witch of the West melt?

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