Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Arnold's Schizophrenia On Gay Marriage

Is he for it or against it?

Arnold Schwarzenegger has twice vetoed legislation that would have made California the first jurisdiction in the United states to enact gay marriage by legislative fiat.

The buzz this weekend was about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announcing his vigorous opposition to a nearly qualified Initiative Constitutional Amendment to amend the California Constitution to ban gay marriage. If it passes, the initiative would both prevent the California Supreme Court from enacting gay marriage by judicial fiat in the future and would repeal gay marriage if the Court rules in favor of gay marriage by June 2, as some people now think it will.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didn't he always say that he would respect the will of the people (referendum/proposition) or the courts decision? How is this inconsistent with that? I think the mistake a lot of people are making on this is to assume that, since he vetoed legislation twice, that he was actually opposed to marriage equality; but he was actually only opposed to legislative manuevers that avoided "the people" voting on the matter ...


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