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Washington State says bride” and “groom” – along with “husband” and “wife” are about to become archaic language
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[quote:christian:MV8yMDY2MTQ1XzM0NzYzMTkxX0Y1QkREMUQz] [quote:Anonymous Coward 664728:MV8yMDY2MTQ1XzM0NzYzMTU4XzIwRDQyNjdC] you aren't really supposed to say "husband" or "wife" here the term is "partner" partner if you are married partner if you are in a civil union partner if you just live together partner for gay partner for straight sorry, but a "partner" is someone I work with in a class on a project, or someone I am in business with the guy I am married to is my husband---he is my only husband it is a unique relationship and deserves it's own word [/quote] [b] Your a Man married to another MAN? and what makes you think that other man is your husband??? Do you even know what the term husband means, and how it evolved? What makes you think it applies to your homosexual relationship??????[/b] [/quote]
The words “bride” and “groom” – along with “husband” and “wife” are about to become archaic language in Washington state as officials prepare to remove the terms from marriage and divorce certificates.
Tim Church, a spokesman for the Wash. state Health Department, told Fox News they will likely be removing those words in favor of more gender neutral terms.
He said the changes are necessary in response to the same-sex marriage law that takes effect Dec. 6.
“We’ve been quickly moving ahead to change our marriage certificate to make sure it fits for everyone who is going to be using it,” he told Fox News.
The words “bride” and “groom” could be replaced with “Spouse A” and “Spouse B” or “Person A” and “Person B,” Church said.
The department has been taking public input but the state’s secretary of health will ultimately decide which terms are used.
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