Schwarzenegger Shifts Gay Marriage Stand

Schwarzenegger Shifts Gay Marriage Stand

There are 2 comments on the AMNY story from Apr 11, 2008, titled Schwarzenegger Shifts Gay Marriage Stand. In it, AMNY reports that:

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that if an initiative to ban gay marriage qualifies for the November ballot, he's prepared to fight it.

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JBF

Since: Mar 07

Richmond, IN

#1 Apr 11, 2008
Allison Hoffman AP wrote:
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Andrew Pugno, a lawyer for ProtectMarriage.com , said the intention of his group's less far-reaching amendment was simply to keep the existing definition of marriage approved by the Legislature from being overturned by the courts.

The article http://www.amny.com/news/nationworld/nation/w...

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Mr. Pugno is so disingenuous.

For years, social conservatives have accused judges of deciding social issues that should be left to legislators.

Well, legislators took the issue up. Twice the California legislature has passed gay marriage. And twice Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the legislation.

But now the Governor Schwarzenegger has found the courage to say what he believes and to fight for gay rights.

Kudos to the Governor!

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Calif. passes another gay marriage bill
Schwarzenegger vetoed similar measure in ’05
By Elizabeth Perry
Published September 14, 2007
http://www.sovo.com/2007/9-14/news/national/7...

JBF

Since: Mar 07

Richmond, IN

#2 Apr 11, 2008
We should all remember that this nation was founded as a republic, in which the citizens elect legislators to govern on their behalf.

Such representative democracy is especially important when it comes to protecting the fundamental rights of minorities, who may face bigoted hostility from some segments of the electorate.

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