Thursday, September 08, 2005
Arnold, Consider This a DivorceI'm so sorry I voted for Schwartzenegger. I thought that his virtue of being an outsider might find him better equipped to make some positive changes. Whatever. Chalk it up to experience. Today he let the California legislature know that he would veto the Same-Sex marriage bill that they just passed. California was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through a state legislature. Goodie for us. However, Schwartzenegger is claiming that because California passed Prop. 22 five years ago, that the "will of the people" is against gay marriages. Five years ago? Excuse me? Doesn't our system allow for the will of the people to change? Don't our elected officials claim to represent the will of the people? Don't each one of them who voted FOR this bill face the wrath of their electorate if their will isn't represented? Bottom line: Schwartzenegger is posturing, and is acting unilaterally on this veto. It's a political motive, and he's schmoozing the Christian right. Bah. I apologize to California for contributing to this mess.