Thursday, September 08, 2005

Arnold to terminate same-sex marriage bill

A day after the California Legislature approved a bill supporting same-sex marriage, Governor Arnlod Schwarzenegger announced that he would veto it. His reasons for doing so were right on:

In a careful statement, Schwarzenegger press secretary Margita Thompson invoked the voter approval in March 2000 of Proposition 22, which said: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

"The governor believes the matter should be determined not by legislative action — which would be unconstitutional — but by court decision or another vote of the people of our state," the statement said. "We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote."

Way to go, Arnold.

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