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06/30/2008

CA: A.S. still against B.S.

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 14-50On yesterday's edition of "Meet The Press," California Gov. Arnold Scharzenegger reiterated his opposition to a proposed gay marriage ban. Asked if he supports the measure by interim anchor Tom Brokaw, the GOP governor replied:

"No, not at all. As a matter of fact, I think the Supreme Court made a decision there. It was apparently unconstitutional to stop anyone from getting married. It's like 1948, the interracial marriage, when the Supreme Court of California has, you know, decided it was unconstitutional and then later on the Supreme Court of the United States followed, I think 10 or 12 years later. So I think it is, it's good that California lead--is leading in this way. I personally believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. But at the same time I think that my, you know, belief, I don't want to force on anyone else, so I think we should stay with the decision of the Supreme Court and move forward. There are so many other more important issues that we have to address in California. So I think to spend any time on this initiative I think is a waste of time."

Alright, so of course we would wish Arnold (just like Barack) would personally change his tired "one man, one woman" belief. But if he's not going to do so, then this a perfect answer for anyone on either side of the political playing field. He is deferring to the court, who should be the authority on this issue. And he is calling the initiative exactly what it is -- a waste of time!

Arnold twice forfeited the chance to become a hero when he refused to sign marriage equality legislation into law. But now that the legislature and the courts have fallen on the side of equality, he is doing the right thing. He is realizing that his own personal opinion on same-sex marriage is exactly that -- his own (if it even his his personal opinion and not just his politically opportunistic opinion). And he, like any good leader of ALL the people should do, is lashing out against the idea that the informed decision of a group of impartial judicial scholars should be able to be rolled back by the tyranny of a majority vote. Why it's the most sensible thing he's done since marrying a Democrat!

Schwarzenegger On Meet The Press [JMG]

**After the jump, you can watch the full Meet The Press episode. Pertinent part begins at 33:50 mark:

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Thanks JH I did not know thats where the statment was made, and this is even more broad in supporting the CSC's ruling. Gracias por todo.

Posted by: LOrion | Jun 30, 2008 6:05:56 PM

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