- Albert Einstein
And that brings me to VoteYesMarriage.com, The Voters' Right to Protect Marriage Initiative.
Only marriage between one man and one woman is valid or recognized in California, whether contracted in this state or elsewhere. A man is an adult male human being who possesses at least one inherited Y chromosome, and a woman is an adult female human being who does not possess an inherited Y chromosome. Neither the Legislature nor any court, government institution, government agency, initiative statute, local government, or government official shall abolish the civil institution of marriage between one man and one woman, or decrease statutory rights, incidents, or employee benefits of marriage shared by one man and one woman, or require private entities to offer or provide rights, incidents, or benefits of marriage to unmarried individuals, or bestow statutory rights, incidents, or employee benefits of marriage on unmarried individuals. Any public act, record, or judicial proceeding, from within this state or another jurisdiction, that violates this section is void and unenforceable.
So what do we do now - require Karyotypes before marriage? Any woman, even if she's a biological mother, who has any amount of 46xy or 47xxy chromosomes is now male. And any man, even a biological father with a translocated Sry complex and 46xx chromosomes is now a woman.
Not forgetting the common-or-garden 46xx or 46xy post-operative transsexuals, of course.
Or maybe not : maybe this means that a large number of people - in fact, pretty much anyone whose body does not match their chromosomes, are now neither a Man nor a Woman, and so are to be denied the human right of marriage to anyone, not even "one of their own kind". A male adult human being who is not a man. A female adult human being who is not a woman.
No matter if any of the above have been married for years in another jurisdiction, now their marriage is to be invalid in California.
Many people affected by this - and quite possibly some of those most in favour of it - could be Intersexed and not know it.