October 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Body builder, turned actor, turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday, where he spoke about his affair with his housekeeper and the resulting divorce, and revealed that he officiated at two same-sex ‘marriages’ as California Governor. Host Lesley Stahl appeared shocked by the revelation, although Schwarzenegger has long been known to sympathize with the gay rights cause.
In the context of a conversation about his stance on homosexual ‘marriage,’ Stahl asked the former California Governor if he attended the wedding of his former chief of staff Susan Kennedy to her same-sex partner. “I performed the wedding in the office. I married her in the office, in the governor’s office,” replied Schwarzenegger.
Asked if he had married any other gay couples, he replied, “Yes one other assistant that worked for me.”
Despite his professed Catholicism, Schwarzenegger has a long history of homosexual activism.
While he did veto same-sex marriage legislation in 2005 after campaigning on the promise to do so and in response to a referendum opposed to it which had just passed, his homosexual activism was pronounced.
- In 2006 he endorsed gay pride events.
- And spoke at a homosexual activist group’s fundraiser.
- In 2007 he signed bills forcing schools to promote homosexuality.
- In 2008 he announced that he would fight an effort to protect traditional marriage in the constitution.
- In 2009 he signed legislation recognizing out-of-state homosexual ‘marriages’
Explaining his stance to Stahl, Schwarzenegger said, “I always said I have nothing against people doing what they want to do, if a couple wants to get married, they should get married. I personally always said that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I never would enforce my will on people. I always want people to make that decision. If they want to get married, let them get married.”