Saturday, October 13, 2007
Nazi Spawn Nixes Gay Nuptuals
Governor Vetoes Bill Granting Same-Sex Couples the Ability to Marry
Governor Stands Alone in Preventing Equality Under the Law for Millions of Californians
SACRAMENTO - Same-sex couples in California continue to be denied the dignity, benefits and responsibilities of marriage with the governor's veto today of legislation that would have given all committed couples the option to marry. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (AB 43), authored by Assemblymember Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and sponsored by Equality California.
Statement by EQCA Executive Director Geoff Kors:
"Today, Gov. Schwarzenegger refused to lift the cloud of discrimination that hangs over millions of Californians and their families. With the people of California increasingly in support of marriage for same-sex couples and the Legislature once again affirming fairness and equality, the governor stands alone in perpetuating discrimination against same-sex couples. With the stroke of his pen, he has denied countless loving couples the joy and validation he and the First Lady experienced when they got married. Equality California will not rest until we have achieved full equality for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community."
Just a reminder: Schwarzenegger's dad was an Austrian officer in the Nazi Party.