Friday, September 19, 2008

Oh boo hoo hoo!

Somebody call the wahhhhmbulance! A California couple who got married in a church refuses to get a state marriage license because the licenses say (cue ominious music):

"Party A" and "Party B"

rather than "Bride" and "Groom". SHRIEEEEEEK!:
"Last month, Rachel Bird exchanged vows with Gideon Codding in a church wedding in front of family and friends. As far as Bird is concerned, she is a bride.

To the state of California, however, she is either "Party A" or "Party B."

Those are the terms that have replaced "bride" and "groom" on the state's new gender-neutral marriage licenses. And to Bird and Codding, that is unacceptable.

"We are traditionalists – we just want to be called bride and groom," said Bird, 25, who works part time for her father's church. "Those words have been used for generations and now they just changed them.

In May, after the California State Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal, the courts mandated state officials to provide gender-neutral licenses and other marriage forms. "Bride" and "groom" became "Party A" and "Party B.""

No Bridie/Groomie, oh boo hoo hoo. Who cares what the government calls you on a license? Not me -- we're all just shit on a stick to them anyway. But this odious little foot-stomping tantrum goes deeper than just the designations on a license -- I doubt they'd have any problem with the change if it had been made as a matter of administrative course, and had nothing to do with (cue ominous music)

same-sex marriage.

But, haha, the happy bigoted couple's decision to opt out of a marriage license has brought up a whole raft of other issues, like Party A not being able to sign up for Party B's medical benefits. Which they're bitching and whining about, somehow blissfully unaware of the irony that this is why the licenses were changed in the first place.

The evil swirling vortex of stupid claims two more victims -- Victim A and Victim B.

(via pandagon)