I know that this topic has been discussed a lot already, but I just figured that I would jump in and add one thought that I have been having. I live in California (but not San Francisco). I am engaged to a great guy and I am getting married next year. I am enjoying being a bride-to-be and I think this is a very exciting time in my life. I heard on the news how in S.F., they are putting the terms "First Applicant" and "Second Applicant" on the marriage license application instead of "Bride" and "Groom". I think it totally sucks that if this thing continues, I don't even get to be a bride anymore! I'm just an applicant! Why is it that those special designations, Bride and Groom, are being taken away from us heterosexuals? I have no problem with civil unions, because that is a legal contract between two people. But I really wish the gay lobby would quit bringing a religious marriage into the picture, when most of them aren't religious to begin with. It trivializes the whole thing for those of us who are religious and who do take the idea of marriage (making vows before God) quite seriously.