Alex Blaze

Marriage passes legislature in California (again)

Filed By Alex Blaze | September 07, 2007 3:56 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger, California, marriage

From 365gay:

A second showdown between the California legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looms following the passage Friday in the Senate of a second bill to allow same-sex couples to wed.

The measure already has passed the Assembly and now heads to the governor's desk.

Schwarzenegger in 2005 vetoed the first bill.

The guv famously vetoed it several years ago saying that the courts or the people should decide who gets to get married. I wonder what it would be like if the people got to vote on every marriage.

He has until October 14 to sign it.


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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | September 9, 2007 12:53 PM

Its also worth noting that the marriage bill passed the Senate along a party line vote. All Democrats but one vote for the bill and every Republican voted to continue marriage discrimination against same-sex couples.

Der Gubernator hails from Austria, also the vaterland of Der Pope, Ratzinger. Schwarzenegger is a bosom buddy of Jörg Haider, founder of the BZO, the Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, a not so neo-Nazi party in Austria. When visiting Austria he and Hitler (oops, I meant Haider) attend dinners and say nice things about each other.

Der gubernator was elected by the ruling rich to give billions to electric power companies in the wake of the Exxon scandal and promptly did so. He's opposed to unions and fair treatment for immigrant workers. He proposed several initiatives in 2006 that would have been serious setbacks for labor unions but the unions, spearheaded by the militant California Nurses Union, rallied the troops. Both the initiatives and Schwarzenegger went down in flames.

It’s unlikely the Democrats would have passed a same-sex marriage bill if it were going to a Democrat governor; nonetheless, we'll take our victories where we can. Schwarzenegger, infamous for calling his gay critics 'girly men', pretends to be a centrist but he’s often forced to hoist his true colors as a rightist.

Der gubernator joins a long line of Republican whack jobs elected in California, including the Senile One, Reagan and the thug Nixon. Something in the water? In California, the usual problems shape the Democratic Party’s attempts to oppose him; spinelessness, duplicity, and a penchant for cosmetic change. He’s signed some bills relating of our rights if they’re superficial enough.