Wednesday, September 07, 2005

California Gay Marriages? Not Quite Yet

As much as conservatives have been arguing that activist judges should not be in charge of allowing gay marriages, now they have to add another group to that list. I guess even in elected representatives shouldn't be able to make law either. At least that's what Governor Schwarzenegger thinks. He plans to veto the bill, passed by elected representatives, that would allow gay marriage in California.

I'll admit that I am not at all surprised by this decision. Upset, and disappointed, but not surprised. He sold out on this sadly partisan issue, and I knew it was coming. Arnold has been walking a tight rope on this issue for a long time, and at least we now know where he stands. He cowered, just like everyone else. No matter that divorce is ripping apart our nation, let's keep that legal, as long as we have a nice little scapegoat.

I'm just glad that we didn't wait for the voters to approve any other major civil rights advancement in our nation's history. I guess the Governor and most of the conservatives in this country are going to ignore that fact. Luckily, years from now we'll all see how wrong they were, just like Jerry Fallwell now has to look back and see how wrong he was about segregation.


At 8/9/05 10:53 AM, Blogger JJ said...

I find the conservative obsession with gay marriage to be a bit hypocritical (sp?) to say the least. If they are contesting it on Biblical grounds, then they should be contesting so many other things -- like marriage between people who are divorced, common law marriage, and pre-marital sex in general. This intense focus on gay marriage has to be driven by something more than "but the Bible says...", and I'd be willing to bet that it's hate.

At 8/9/05 11:39 AM, Blogger Brady said...

JJ- I agree 100%. I think it is dishonest for them to be fighting so hard on biblical grounds, and this idea that marriage as we know it today has been the bedrock for all of human society is equally as strange and a new claim at the very least.

At 8/9/05 6:19 PM, Blogger Thom Monnahan said...

The Governor will always be able to look back and see how he personally slowed the progess for civil rights for all people. This will stay with him for the rest of his career/life and one day will be a very negative defining point for him. He joins the likes of George Wallace in the historical struggle for civil rights.

At 9/9/05 9:44 PM, Blogger Eric said...

The first thing i did when i heard on the news about Gov. Schwarzenegger is shake my head. I have so been regretting voting for him! As much as people - even conservatives - have been saying that we need to get activist judges to stop legislating from the bench, he turns around and says the issue should be decided by the courts.

That is simply an example of him passing the buck!

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