From Catholics for the Common Good:
"SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 7, 2007-- AB 43, a bill legalizing marriage between two persons of the same sex, passed the Senate on a 22-15 vote. See how your Senator voted. The bill will now go to the Governor's desk.
In 2000, California voters passed the California Defense of Marriage Act, Proposition 22, by an overwhelming 61.4% to define marriage as between a man and a woman. It is the very language of this initiative that the legislature is proposing to change.
The bill changes the current legal definition of marriage as "a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman" by removing the words "a man and a woman" and substituting them with "two persons". Any other gender specific references in the bill are made gender neutral, to allow the legal recognition of same-sex marriages.
The bill is a very dangerous attempt at redefining and devaluing marriage, which is the foundation of our society.
Please call the Governor's office (916 445-2841) and tell the staff person to ask the Governor to veto AB 43.
2. To have a stronger impact, write a letter to the Governor as well:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814