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California libertarians support domestic partnership initiative

March 30, 2009 by  

California libertarians support domestic partnership initiative The Libertarian Party of California has endorsed the proposed state measure that would replace the word "marriage" with "domestic partnership" throughout the California constitution and statutes.

The measure, known as the Domestic Partnership Initiative (DPI), proposes that legal rights for all domestic partners, in same or opposite sex partnerships, be identical and include the rights currently afforded to married persons.

Under its provisions, marriage would become a matter for religious and other civil institutions rather than a province of the state.

Stressing that there is no place for the state in a relationship between two people, who may or may not choose to have it blessed by a secular or religious authority, Kevin Takenaga, chairman of the Libertarian Party of California, said, "By introducing the government into the sacred institution of marriage … we have spawned an ongoing cultural war that pits American against American."

"The Libertarian Party of California is proud to support the Domestic Partnership Initiative so that all Californians can be treated equally before the law," he added.

DPI was approved on March 9 by the California secretary of state for petition signature gathering. Supporters need approximately 700,000 signatures by August 8 to have the proposed constitutional amendment placed on the 2010 ballot.

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  • Ellen McClay

    Since 1951 I have been engaged in verbal/written combat with the internal enemies of this nation who would hand over American sovereignty to a world government. In those days I wrote monthly bulletins for the Calif. Chapter, Minute Women of the USA, Inc, when we were battling UNESCO in the LA Schools, and seeking passage of the Bricker Amendment, the McCarran-Walter Immigration bill, supporting Senator McCarthy, Jenner, Bricker in the overwhelming struggle against the Internationalists who controlled the House and Senate. I fear this is the home stretch for them. Every year for 63 years thye 6900 higher institutions and 13,500 high schools have been spewing out graduates who were subject to textbooks revised through arrangements made under the State Department (1945 – Alger Hiss and Dean Acheson), which made hate of the U.S. form of government the cornerstone at the same time promoting Marxist doctrines. How else could the last election have happened with the mindless masses voting in the present government? Hannity’s street interviews reveal how little the electorate knew about who/what they were doing? There is little knowledge imparted to them. When Horace Mann began promoting public education about 1848, Dr. Charles Hodge of Princeton said, “Such a system will produce the greatest engine for the propagation of nihilism the world has ever seen.” And wasn’t he right?

  • Teresa

    I’ve lost an important link to me where folks were debating about philosophy. can anyone point me in the right direction?


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