September 7, 2005
California Passes Bill to Legalize Same-sex Marriage
JURIST by way of AP is reporting that the California Assembly has narrowly passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. AB 849, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act was approved by the state Senate [JURIST report] last Thursday, and now goes to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill, if signed into law, would be the first state law to legalize same-sex marriage and not just civil unions; same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, but that was the result of a judicial decision.
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