Schwarzenegger Promises Veto of Gay Marriage Bill
Governor Schwarzenegger just announced that he will veto the gay marriage bill that the California legislature passed yesterday.
I’m surprised. And impressed.
He gave precisely the right reason: the California people passed a Defense of Marriage bill defining marriage as one man and one woman just five years ago in a ballot initiative. Here’s the statement from his press secretary:
We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote. Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto (the bill).
Even though some people were saying the pressure from his base would force him in this direction, I thought Schwarzenegger would cave in to pressure from his friends in Hollywood to be politically correct.
Nice to be wrong on that.