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A "No" vote on Proposition 8 will annul no marriages.
A "Yes" vote on Proposition 8 will annul over 10,000 marriages.
Which vote is really protecting marriage?

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johnnyeponymous
Oct. 24th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
I've heard that each marriage will have to be individually annulled after the fact if it's going to happen. A mass annulment would probably lead to smome serious court challenges and could lead to more difficulties
Chris
bovil
Oct. 24th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
Regardless of what action the state is required to take, passage will lead to serious court challenges and difficulties. Can you imagine the expense to the state to investigate every marriage license issued in every county over the last 4 1/2 months and then pursue somewhere around 11k individual annulment preceedings?
idea_fairy
Oct. 24th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
Vote Yes on 8 to create jobs for lawyers and judges.
Does the marriage documentation explicitly say which (if either) party is male and which (if either) is female? It used to be sort of implied by the "Bride" and "Groom" terminology, but that can't really be relied on now. You can also guess from first names, but that isn't 100% reliable either.

So if this thing passes, and they want to do retroactive annulment, will they have to ask each couple who is what? "If you want to stay married, give us proof that one of you is male and the other female."

Vote Yes on 8 if you want to create jobs for lawyers and judges.
howeird
Oct. 24th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Vote Yes on 8 to create jobs for lawyers and judges.
Interesting point. There is no requirement for a physical exam before marriage. I wonder how many same sex couples there are who present as different sex?

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