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Friday, October 12, 2007

Not That We Weren't Expecting It

From Equality California just now:

Governor Vetoes Bill Granting Same-Sex Couples the Ability to Marry

Governor Stands Alone in Preventing Equality Under the Law for Millions of Californians

Same-sex couples in California continue to be denied the dignity, benefits and responsibilities of marriage with the governor's veto today of legislation that would have given all committed couples the option to marry. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (AB 43), authored by Assemblymember Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and sponsored by Equality California.

Statement by EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors:

"Today, Gov. Schwarzenegger refused to lift the cloud of discrimination that hangs over millions of Californians and their families. With the people of California increasingly in support of marriage for same-sex couples and the Legislature once again affirming fairness and equality, the governor stands alone in perpetuating discrimination against same-sex couples. With the stroke of his pen, he has denied countless loving couples the joy and validation he and the First Lady experienced when they got married. Equality California will not rest until we have achieved full equality for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community."

Download the Governor's veto message.

COMMENTS:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

We just passed that law (no gay marriages in S.C.) in our last general election. Never mind no gay's have ever applied to marry in S.C.:)

The uneducated fears of the brainwashed...(:

Saturday, October 13, 2007 4:12:00 AM


ThomasLB said...

Personally, I'd like to see the government get out of the marriage business completely. I think it should be strictly a religious ceremony.

But, since that's not likely to happen, everyone should be treated equally under the law.

I kind of like what Howard Stern said about it: "I'm for gay marriage. Why should they get off easy?" :o)

Saturday, October 13, 2007 5:47:00 AM



2 Comments:

  • At Saturday, October 13, 2007 4:12:00 AM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    We just passed that law (no gay marriages in S.C.) in our last general election. Never mind no gay's have ever applied to marry in S.C.:)

    The uneducated fears of the brainwashed...(:

     
  • At Saturday, October 13, 2007 5:47:00 AM , Blogger ThomasLB said...

    Personally, I'd like to see the government get out of the marriage business completely. I think it should be strictly a religious ceremony.

    But, since that's not likely to happen, everyone should be treated equally under the law.

    I kind of like what Howard Stern said about it: "I'm for gay marriage. Why should they get off easy?" :o)

     

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