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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Schwarzenegger's going to veto the gay marriage bill soon

The situation in California makes me really sad.

Schwarzenegger 'Sold Us Out' Gay Group Says As Gov. Announces Gay Marriage Bill Veto:

California's largest LGBT civil rights group is accusing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of selling out gays and lesbians for the support of conservative special interest groups.

Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday night that he will veto legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry.

The announcement, made through his press secretary, Margita Thompson, said that the bill is in conflict with Proposition 22 a ballot initiative passed in 2000 to prevent California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

"We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote," Thompson, said. "Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto (the bill)."

The gay marriage bill was passed in the Assembly Tuesday night by one vote


It was nice yesterday morning when I thought that maybe the gay marriage bill might go ahead. I knew it was unrealistic, but there's always hope, right?

Ah, well. We'll keep fighting.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Wherdragon said...

"We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote," Thompson, said. "Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto (the bill)."

Wait... The people voted on that 5 years ago, right? 2005-2000=5 years. And the people are who elect the legislature, right? Yes. So, isn't this just saying 'we don't want to'?

Idiots.

11:12 PM

 

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