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Group Wants 5-Month Delay on California Gay Marriages

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An Arizona based conservative legal group is asking the California Supreme Court to delay legal gay marriages until November when voters "are likely to encounter a ballot measure that would amend the state's constitution to ban gay marriage. That amendment would overturn the justices' ruling." They say that allowing the marriages before the election "risks legal havoc and uncertainty of immeasurable magnitude."

Meanwhile, California's Public Health Department Office of Vital Records has to figure out what new marriage licenses will look like. Currently, they use "bride" and "groom" as well as "unmarried man" and "unmarried woman" In both Massechusetts and Vermont, man/woman references were replaced with "Party A" and "Party B."