Thursday, September 29, 2005

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoes gay marriage bill

Arnold Schwarzenegger in a widely expected move vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have allowed gay couples to marry.

The Republican governor had earlier this month indicated he would veto the bill passed by California's Democrat-led legislature. The bill was the first of its kind approved by a state legislature.

Schwarzenegger said he would leave the contentious issue of same-sex marriage to voters and the courts. "I do not believe the legislature can reverse an initiative approved by the people of California," he said in a written statement.

"This bill simply adds confusion to a constitutional issue," Schwarzenegger wrote. "If the ban of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, this bill is not necessary. If the ban is constitutional, this bill is ineffective."

If you're intelligent enough to read this sentence, it isn't even necessary for me to point out the logical fallacy in the last statement. But how long has Ahnold been arguing that the courts should make laws rather than elected representatives?

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