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01/30/2007

CWA preps followers for 'Total Recall' of Schwarzenegger

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 15-2-1In reaction to comments from friend Tom Arnold indicating that Gov. Schwarzenegger wants gay marriage legalized in California, the Concerned Women For America are today encouraging their followers to step up efforts to pressure the governor to resist such urges. In a chat today between CWA's Martha Kleder and Mike Mears, Mears warns:

"What this means for grassroots Californians is that they have to be diligent, they have to be making sure that they continue to keep pressure on the governor, and let him know, "Hey look, you've already passed this bill between a man and a woman by referendum, you know, stop it."

Okay, well first off -- It's debatable whether voters have ever actually chosen to define the state's marriages as "between a man and a woman," as many believe Prop.22 deals only with marriages conducted outside of Cali. But either way, Prop. 22 was initiated in 2000, well before Schwarzenegger's term and before the gay marriage discussion opened many people's eyes to the idea of marriage equality. If six years later, a new governor wants to back gay marriage, then he has every right!

But let's not forget that (a) Schwarzenegger vetoed a gay marriage-legalizing bill in 2005, citing Prop. 22 as a reason, and (b) we are pretty much working off of anecdotal evidence provided by one Mr. Tom Arnold. We need at least the vouching of Jim Belushi before we're gonna get prep our tux!

California Governor Ponders ‘Gay’ Marriage [CWA]

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Hey- just wanted to say I saw your segment on " In the Life". Bravo! I can relate to parental problems- my own Mother was very difficult for quite awhile. When I first came out- she was less than supportive and often verbally abusive. I spent several years limiting my contact with her- eventually, she realised that if she wanted to be part of my life - she needed to change her attituide. Although I do not see her marching in a Gay Pride Parade any time soon- things have gotten much better. Kudos to you for your confronting the homophobic in our society! Jon

Posted by: Jon Whitney | Feb 5, 2007 9:54:49 AM

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