Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Speaking of Weddings...

Here's what I don't understand about gay-marriage opponents. If gay marriage comes about via the courts, as in Massachussetts, they're off demanding the heads of those "activist judges" saying that only through legislation can a social contract so significant be changed. But now that the California legislature has approved gay marriage, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to veto it. His reason?

After the vote, Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson said: "The people spoke when they passed Proposition 22. The issue subsequently went to the courts. The governor believes the courts are the correct venue for this decision to be made. He will uphold whatever decision the court renders."
Silly me, I thought in a representational government, we assumed the "people spoke" when their elected officials succeeded in passing a law fair and sqaure. For Arnold to rely on those "activist judges" to strike down this clearly legal advance for human rights is so beyond hypocritical, we need a new word for chutzpah.

What a girly man.


Anonymous Josh said...

Sounds the same as conservatives going on and on about the "sanctity of marriage" and how it needs to be protected at all costs... unless you're Michael and Terry Schiavo.

9/07/2005 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous LA artist said...

Arnold is a very good example of what happens to "fiscal conservative/social liberals" when they are active in the Republican party. I actually really hoped he would make a difference.

9/07/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Are you going to share the cake Edward?

9/07/2005 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

it does look yummy, doesn't it.

I just want the crystallized roses and a finger full of can have the rest.

LA artist, as I understand it from other blogs, there is actually some confusion about whether Prop 22 (?) had made what the Calif legislature just passed that the issue?

9/07/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

NPR just did a piece and prop 22 seems to be his "wiggle room".

9/07/2005 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

cowardly bastard should sign it anyway...if Prop 22 is upheld by the courts, then the pro-marriage side will need to undo it officially first and Arnold could say he stood up for their rights...

lousy coward.

9/07/2005 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous crionna said...

Arnold lost any chance of winning my vote with this move.

9/09/2005 09:09:00 PM  

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