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Friday, September 02, 2005

Gov. Janus

As you may or may not know, the California Senate voted to allow gay marriage:

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- The California Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legalize same-sex marriages, a vote that makes the chamber the first legislative body in the country to approve a gay marriage bill.

The 21-15 vote sets the stage for a showdown in the state Assembly, which narrowly rejected a gay marriage bill in June.

However, Gov. Schwarzenegger is apparently getting his veto pen ready:
Signaling a likely veto if it does pass, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's spokeswoman said he preferred to let judges sort out the legality of gay marriage; such a case is moving toward the state Supreme Court.


Schwarzenegger's spokeswoman, Margita Thompson, said that although the governor supports domestic partnerships, he does not agree with legislatively allowing gay marriages.
For once I agree completely with Kevin Drum:
That's something you don't hear every day: the legislature should avoid legislating and instead let the judiciary legislate for them. Politics doesn't get much more gutless than that.
I don't agree with gay marriage either, but if my duly-elected legislature votes to grant such a privilege, oh well, too bad for me. I can either live with it, move, or get active on the political issue. Calling for a veto is absurd and clearly a pander to, frankly, voters like myself. While I don't live in California, if I did this sort of veto-wielding does not garner my vote and in fact repulses me. As Kevin said, it is simply "gutless."


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