Schwarzenegger tells backers of gay marriage: Don’t give up – Los Angeles Times

Posted: November 10, 2008 in Scifi
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Every once in a while you get a surprise from the most unlikest of people. Here is the Terminator himself supporting a very social issue. Makes you think if he is really a Democrat covered by Republican skin? We’ll have to wait for the movie.

While here in Florida, there was a similiar situation called Admendment 2.

 “This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.”

Amendment 2 was approved with 62.1% of the vote. 

Since this was passed, there has been no motion or public outrage from where I live and on the news. And yet, California has been in the news constantly with coverage of protests since Tuesday’s election. Hopefully, word of this will spread east and get people to re-think their choices so that everyone, not just some, can have equal rights.

The governor expresses hope that Proposition 8 would be overturned as protesters continue to march outside churches across California.

By Michael Rothfeld and Victoria Kim

2:26 PM PST, November 9, 2008

Reporting from Sacramento and Pasadena — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today expressed hope that the California Supreme Court would overturn Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage. He also predicted that the 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who have already married would not be affected by the initiative.

“It’s unfortunate, obviously, but it’s not the end,” Schwarzenegger said in an interview on CNN this morning. “I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area.”

With his favorable comments toward gay marriage, the governor’s thinking appears to have evolved on the issue.

In past statements, he has said he personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman and has rejected legislation authorizing same-sex marriage. Yet he has also said he would not care if same-sex marriage were legal, saying he believed that such an important societal issue should be determined by the voters or the courts.

Following that position, he publicly opposed Proposition 8, which amends the state Constitution to declare that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

via Schwarzenegger tells backers of gay marriage: Don’t give up – Los Angeles Times

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