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Bill to Change Definition of Marriage Moves Forward

 
Posted May 2nd, 2014 @ 5:52am by KFBK News

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law is advancing through the Legislature after the U.S. and state Supreme Courts allowed same-sex unions to resume.

The state Senate approved the bill Thursday to remove language from the state Family Code saying marriage must be "between a man and a woman."

The bill would substitute gender-neutral language, define marriage as a personal relation arising from a civil contract between two people, and remove limits on the state recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside of California.

It now heads to the Assembly.

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