California governor says legislation would clash with will of voters
Not a surprise, but a disappointment nonetheless. Arnold could have used this as an opportunity to stand up for something he says he believes in:
The governor has until Oct. 9 to issue the veto. Despite his promise to do so, Schwarzenegger “believes gay couples are entitled to full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against based upon their relationship,” Thompson’s statement said. “He is proud that California provides the most rigorous protections in the nation for domestic partners.”Instead of protecting the rights he claims to support, though, he's protecting his right flank. Arnold says he awaits the ruling of the courts on the matter. Here's hoping that when the California Supreme Court eventually rules that Proposition 22 (Arnold's excuse for this veto) is unconstitutional, the Senate and Assembly pass the bill again--and the governor, whoever it may be, jumps at the opportunity to sign it.