Where’s my dignity?
The terms "husband" and "wife" have been deleted from California's marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The terms will be replaced with "spouse" to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it. […]
The bill was authored by state Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, who said Monday the bill is necessary to update existing state law.
"I am pleased Governor Brown has recognized the importance of this bill, which makes it explicitly clear in state law that every loving couple has the right to marry in California," Leno said. "This legislation removes outdated and biased language from state codes and recognizes all married spouses equally, regardless of their gender."
And Democrats are pushing to banish these H8 words from federal law, too.
More than two dozen Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” from federal law.
Those “gendered terms” would be replaced by “gender-neutral” words like “spouse” or “married couple,” according to the bill from Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif.
“The Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act recognizes that the words in our laws have meaning and can continue to reflect prejudice and discrimination even when rendered null by our highest courts,” Capps said. “Our values as a country are reflected in our laws. I authored this bill because it is imperative that our federal code reflect the equality of all marriages.”
My relationship to my husband is as a spouse. But my identity is as his wife as he is my husband
These wannabe Diana Moon Glampers can go fuck themselves.
In a gender-neutral way, of course.