Premature Rush to Matrimony?

cfiles340581 The San Diego (CA) County Clerk, Ernest Droneburg Jr., has petitioned the state’s high court to stop other counties from issuing licenses for same-sex weddings, while it considers his legal arguments that homosexuals still can not legally marry in most of California.

This elected official believes Californians legally affirmed marriage as being between a man and a woman when they passed Proposition 8 in 2008. Further, he contends that the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision, widely held by homosexual activists as authorizing same-sex weddings, only applied to the two couples named in the original federal lawsuit and to elected clerks in the two counties where the couples applied for marriage licenses.

His petition states, “No statute requires county clerks to report to the governor or attorney general.” Therefore, he opines he and 55 other California county clerks are not bound by orders from those state officials to license or marry homosexual couples.

Let us pray for this courageous county clerk!

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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