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    State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

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    The words “bride” and “groom” – along with “husband” and “wife” are about to become archaic language in Washington state as officials prepare to remove the terms from marriage and divorce certificates.
    Tim Church, a spokesman for the Wash. state Health Department, told Fox News they will likely be removing those words in favor of more gender neutral terms.
    He said the changes are necessary in response to the same-sex marriage law that takes effect Dec. 6.
    “We’ve been quickly moving ahead to change our marriage certificate to make sure it fits for everyone who is going to be using it,” he told Fox News.
    The words “bride” and “groom” could be replaced with “Spouse A” and “Spouse B” or “Person A” and “Person B,” Church said.
    I wonder if the spokesman for the health department with be changing his name.
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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    I have to admit that things like this sadden me. Its not that I object to "progress", its just that there is no need for something like this.

    The "old" terms could still have been accomodated, this sort of thing is just inflamatory really.

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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

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    I wonder if the spokesman for the health department with be changing his name.
    Why would he change his name? You realize there is a difference between a descriptive term and a name, right?
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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Austin View Post
    I have to admit that things like this sadden me. Its not that I object to "progress", its just that there is no need for something like this.

    The "old" terms could still have been accomodated, this sort of thing is just inflamatory really.
    How could the old terms be accommodated? There is no clear equivalent to husband, wife, bride or groom in most gay couples.
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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    This is the kind of stuff that predicated the fall of the Roman empire. Watch for the legalization of having sex with children next.

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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    How could the old terms be accommodated? There is no clear equivalent to husband, wife, bride or groom in most gay couples.
    I'm about to go off on the gays if this doesn't stop. The gays can call each other whatever in the heck they want. I'll even provide the white out for their certificate. However, they're in for a fight if they expect me and other normal couples to drop the use of husband and wife.
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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This is the kind of stuff that predicated the fall of the Roman empire. Watch for the legalization of having sex with children next.
    Well. :/

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I'm about to go off on the gays if this doesn't stop. The gays can call each other whatever in the heck they want. I'll even provide the white out for their certificate. However, they're in for a fight if they expect me and other normal couples to drop the use of husband and wife.
    Too late. You are person A. and person B. Deal with it.

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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    How could the old terms be accommodated? There is no clear equivalent to husband, wife, bride or groom in most gay couples.
    Why does there have to be "equivelants"?

    Whats wrong with alternatives instead?

    If the cap doesnt fit do you need to destroy the cap, or can you wear a different hat while the person the cap fits wears the cap?

    Things like this are inflamatory, as they take from others where there is no need.

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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    I wonder if the spokesman for the health department with be changing his name.
    Why can't gay people just be both brides or both grooms?

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    re: State to Eliminate “Bride” & “Groom” on Marriage Certificates [W:303]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This is the kind of stuff that predicated the fall of the Roman empire. Watch for the legalization of having sex with children next.
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