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Law is going to be passed today that will enable same sex couples the same opportunities as heterosexual couples to marry in the State of California. The law will permit same sex couples to wed as soon as today at 5pm. Most clerk offices close at that time but some are staying open later so that people who have been waiting for this law to be passed can marry!
The applications will be changed from “Bride and Groom” to “Partner A and Partner B”.
“Our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation,” wrote Chief Justice Ronald M. George. “An individual’s sexual orientation—like a person’s race or gender—does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.”