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Well it's about time!

California Legislature OKs Gay Marriage

Now let's see if Arnold vetoes it or not.

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( 11 comments — Comment )
rvrjoe775
Sep. 7th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
yay for ca!
Nice to see good news again! Here's hoping Arnold lets it stand. He's been so quiet on the issue that I think he won't counter the decision made.
esprix
Sep. 7th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
Re: yay for ca!
I think he's going to sign it, but others seem to think he won't. During the campaign he was against it, but after he got in office he softened a lot from what I saw. So we'll see.
bovil
Sep. 7th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
Re: yay for ca!
He said that if such a bill were to cross his desk, he would sign it.

The question now is: Is he a man of his word, or is he a girly man who will bow to pressure?
esprix
Sep. 7th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
Re: yay for ca!
Depends on the pressure, I suppose, but I think he'll sign it.
verix
Sep. 7th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: yay for ca!
Yep. He made a statement in an interview with someone on KNX that he was for gay marriage. So I think this is going to get through. :)
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paladin_of_gaia
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
I hope it goes well
esprix
Sep. 7th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
From an update today:

But Schwarzenegger, a Republican who has supported many of the state's gay-rights laws, has never backed this measure.

"The governor believes the courts are the correct venue for this decision to be made. He will uphold whatever decision the court renders," Schwarzenegger press secretary Margita Thompson said in a statement.

The governor has noted that voters approved Proposition 22 in 2000, a measure that limits marriage to a man and a woman. Any change, he has maintained, should be made by the courts or another vote of the people.
So I guess we'll have to wait and see.
jayjaybear
Sep. 7th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Uh-huh. When the courts approve gay marriage (Massachusetts), the Republicans are up in arms about legislating from the bench. When the elected legislature approves gay marriage, the Republicans want to wait to see what the courts say.

I'm detecting a pattern, I think. I could be wrong, I'm sure...
esprix
Sep. 7th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
Well, don't go by what Arnie does - he's not your typical Republican. What I'm reading from the GOP is that neither legislators nor courts should decide - the PEOPLE should decide, which, in California's case, they did, and said no.

It's all just fluff and bluster anyway - the wind is blowing in the direction of change. I see it as inevitable.
dracut
Sep. 7th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
I hope he signs it. That will certainly make it easier for the legislature in Mass to do the right thing and leave my marriage alone!
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