A homosexual couple that was issued a “marriage license” by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in February is now seeking a “divorce.”
The couple, which has not been identified for privacy reasons, is waiting on the California Supreme Court to decide whether the 3,955 licenses obtained at San Francisco’s City Hall during a 29-day period are valid.
As WorldNetDaily reported, Newsom oversaw the first officially sanctioned same-sex marriages in American history Feb. 12.
If the high court voids the licenses, no further action will be taken, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
The paper notes the breakup has political repercussions since it’s the first to surface since homosexual activists argued for the stability and social value of same-sex relationships after San Francisco began issuing the licenses.
“It’s not surprising that these unnatural arrangements don’t last,” said Randy Thomasson, executive director of the Campaign for California Families, the group that sued San Francisco to block the licenses. “Despite popular belief, the real goal of homosexual relationships isn’t commitment, it’s self-gratification and sexual pleasure.”
But homosexual-rights activists insist conclusions should not be drawn since thousands of other same-sex marriages remain intact.
“As a political development, this is not a helpful thing,” Thom Lynch, executive director of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, said, according to the Mercury News. “But why should we be held to a higher standard than straight couples?”
Mat Staver, president and chief counsel of Liberty Counsel, a public interest group that argued the case, cites leading homosexual activist Michelangelo Signorile to argue “homosexual relationships are notoriously short-lived.”
Signorile, Staver points out, has said male homosexual relationships of any duration typically have a “nonmonogamous agreement.”
Signorile says “the term ‘open relationship’ has for a great many gay men come to have one specific definition: a relationship in which the partners have sex on the outside often, put away their resentment and jealousy and discuss their outside sex with each other, or share sex partners.”
Staver notes Signorile also states he and others like him want same-sex marriage in order to “redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.”
The homosexual activist further says same-sex marriage provides “a chance to wholly transform the definition of family in American culture.”
Staver contends the U.S. has “come to a point in history where it is no longer acceptable to merely state that one is in favor of traditional marriage.”
“Our senators and representatives must draw a line in the sand and preserve marriage once and for all by amending our federal Constitution,” he said. “Our children and the future of America depend upon the actions that we take today on this important issue.”