Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Party A take you Party B

What remains obvious in Missouri requires logo-shirts in California. (h/t Godspy)

The Sacramento Bee reports the couple on the left are protesting California's new "Marriage" license by refusing to turn in a valid form.

From The Bee:

Bird and Codding said they didn't intend to become part of the culture debate. They didn't know about the change when they applied for their marriage license in August. When they saw the terms, Codding wrote "groom" next to "Party A" and "bride" next to Party B and submitted their license. On Aug. 16, they married at her father's church.

On Sept. 3, the couple received a letter from the Placer County Clerk-Recorder Registrar of Voters informing them that their license did not comply with California law and that the state did not accept licenses that had been altered. The couple had 10 days to complete a duplicate form.

The couple say they have no intention of signing the forms.

This first-of-its-kind protest has already cost the couple. According to The Bee they cannot legally join each others' medical insurance and presumably, they cannot file a joint tax return.

I was recently in California for the marriage of my brother Joe to his beautiful Party B Christi. They happened to sign up the first day of the new form, so they were pretty mad they couldn't be recognized in law the same as everybody else in the family, and in history.

I expected more protests of this kind, but perhaps people are waiting for the outcome of a November initiative to overturn the California Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage. California readers and anyone else can help in that effort by visiting ProtectMarriage.com.