SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday he will veto a bill (State Assembly Bill 849)that would have made California the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage through legislative action.
Schwarzenegger said the legislation, given final approval Tuesday by lawmakers, would conflict with the intent of voters when they approved Proposition 22. That measure was put on the ballot in 2000 to prevent California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
“We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote,” the governor’s press secretary, Margita Thompson, said in a statement. “Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto (the bill).”…MORE.
Governor Schwarzenegger has reappeared as the leader guy many of us hoped he would be. The wailing about this leadership and the values that motivate it continues by the ardent left in California and elsewhere. I’m just glad that among California’s disturbing left, we have Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Governor’s office. I was curious when Ronald Reagan’s legacy and example would show through and now they have.
You know you’ve arrived when you hear the words, “you’ll never eat lunch in this town again.” It sounds like big, big box office. I’m looking forward to Schwarzenegger’s successful return to films right after his successful return to the Governor’s office in California.
Thank you, Governor Schwarzenegger.