In light of same-sex marriage now being the law of the land, there has been a proposal, the “Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act” sponsored by Rep. Lois Capps of California, to change government forms to use the word “spouse” instead of “husband” and “wife” since many married couples will now have two husbands or wives.
While it’s a logical change to make, anti-gay Franklin Graham is not having any of it. His take is that this is a further assault on ‘biblical marriage.’
From Graham’s Facebook page:
“Where will the assault on biblical marriage end? Now liberal politicians in California want to ban the words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from being used in federal law. They say these are ‘gendered terms’ that discriminate against homosexuals.
“You’re absolutely right they are gendered terms—because marriage was created to be gendered! The One who created marriage defined it as between a man and a woman.
“They have already succeeded in deleting husband and wife from California law last year, now they want to take it to the national level.
“This is shameful! Call your representatives in Congress and the Senate to let them know that you oppose the ‘Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act.’ Many wedding ceremonies include the familiar line, ‘Speak now or forever hold your peace’ – Well we’ve got to speak now!”