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California Governor Upholds Dated Promise

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Gay Marriage

The Governator has spoken: California won’t be seeing same-sex marriage. Arnold Schwarzenegger upheld his promise and precedent by vetoing a Mark Leno-sponsored bill that amending marriage’s definition. Men and women would be replaced by the more inclusive “persons,” a concept that must not translate for Austrian born Schwarzenegger.

After delivering his blow, the Republican governor proclaimed,

It would be wrong for the people to vote for something and for me to then overturn it. So they can send this bill down as many times as they want, I won’t do it.

The Commando and Kindergarten Cop actor’s referring to 2000’s Proposition 22, which tallied “nays” among California voters. That proposition, however, went forward nearly eight years ago, prior to the terrorist attacks, before the war in Iraq and prior to a small survey of 750 voters showing that about 43% support same-sex marriage. Perhaps Schwarzenegger’s simply incapable of adapting to – or measuring – the times.

Schwarzenegger’s opposition certainly don’t support his tenacity. Equality California’s Geof Kors sniped, “[It’s shocking] he opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation and then veto[s] a bill that would have ended discrimination based on sexual orientation.” Those, Mr. Kors, are what we call True Lies.

On:           Oct 15, 2007
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    • littlemonster


      Oct 15, 2007 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • **

      does he know that the people *vote* for the legislators that voted *for* gay marriage? what an ass.

      Oct 15, 2007 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ProfessorVP

      Arnie is like Hillary. Both say that “the people” are against same-sex marriage as their excuse.

      Oct 15, 2007 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      Right, when can we get new polling #’s to show changing attitudes towards gay marriage.

      I’ll be especially curious to see how these numbers change as the Let California Ring campaign takes shape. The commercial they released last week (and the campaign) aims to sway “fence-sitter” to our side…which will then mean over 50% of Californian’s support marriage equality and politicos can no longer discriminate based on an outdated “will of the people.”

      Check out http://www.letcaliforniaring.org for more info on the campaign. I attended a house party awhile back and had a great time, FWIW.

      Oct 15, 2007 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mrs Patrick Campbell

      Is Mark Leno related to Jay Leno? We (HEART) Jay Leno because he is very funny, a nice guy, and is said to have horse-meat(though we suspect that he fucks only fish).

      Oct 15, 2007 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue

      Professor VP,

      you’re right, Dixiecrats Bill and Hillary Clinton also claim that it’s a question of States Rights. Thats the last defensive bulwark for racists, antiabortionists and now homobigots.

      Its a trap. Liberal Democrats and Republicans can throw us a bone and say they’re for GLBT rights but refuse to push for federal samesex marriage rights or even repeal the federal DOMA. The best they can offer are a few toothless antidiscrimination laws.

      Oct 15, 2007 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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