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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:Anonymous Coward 1550123:MV8yMDY2MTQ1XzM0NzY0MDg2X0VFRDcyN0JG] [quote:christian:MV8yMDY2MTQ1XzM0NzYzMDkzXzFBNzFEQUM4] [quote:Anonymous Coward 1011895:MV8yMDY2MTQ1XzM0NzYyODI0X0QxNEVBMDdE] Why can't they both be brides and both be grooms? Regardless, don't get your alarmist panties up in a bunch. Since when is marriage defined by a bunch of legal terms? [/quote] [b]Maybe you need to read some history how the terms evolved as Bride and Groom, it never ever described a homosexual anything.. Nothing has ever described a Homosexual Union other than immoral sexual perversion that is it....[/b] [/quote] true [/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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