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Calif. ‘same-sex marriage’ lawsuit to be heard in Dec.

SAN FRANCISCO (BP)–The court battle to legalize same-sex “marriage” in California will begin Dec. 22, when a judge in San Francisco hears arguments brought by the city and a group of homosexual activists.

Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer announced Oct. 26 that he would hear the case in December, the Contra Costa Times reported. Homosexual groups nationwide are eyeing California, hoping it is the next domino to fall in the push for same-sex “marriage” legalization.

Including California, nine states nationwide are defending their marriage laws in court against activists seeking to legalize same-sex “marriage.”

In May, Massachusetts became the only state to legalize homosexual “marriage,” thanks solely to a ruling by that state’s high court.

Pro-family groups assert that the widespread litigation points to the need for a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The battle over same-sex “marriage” in California began in February when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered marriage licenses to be given to homosexual couples. More than 4,000 licenses were issued, although the California Supreme Court ruled in August that the licenses were invalid because the mayor acted in defiance of state law.

That case, though, did not deal with the legality of same-sex “marriage” itself, so San Francisco sued the state, seeking to overturn California’s marriage laws. In 2000, California voters passed a law banning same-sex “marriage” by a margin of 61-39 percent.
For more information about the national debate over same-sex “marriage,” visit http://www.bpnews.net/samesexmarriage

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