SACRAMENTO (AP) - Handing gay rights advocates a major victory, the California Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriages in the nation's most populous state.An approval would nullify the will of the California electorate who voted decisively (61%) in favor of Proposition 22 back in 2000. The proposition:
The 21-15 vote made the Senate the first legislative chamber in the country to approve a gay marriage bill. It sets the stage for a showdown in the state Assembly, which narrowly rejected a gay marriage bill in June.
Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.Those of you in other states better check on your own politicians. Like children, they bear watching.
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