SACRAMENTO, CA, September 30, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fulfilled an earlier promise and vetoed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
Gov. Schwarzenegger’s reason for the veto stems from the fact that the bill, proposed by gay Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), contradicted Proposition 22, which said marriage was only between a man and a woman and had been approved by California voters in 2000.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled that the ban is unconstitutional and the case is now before a state appeals court and will most likely end up being decided by the California Supreme Court. “If the ban of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional this bill is not necessary,” Gov. Schwarzenegger said, “If the ban is constitutional this bill is ineffective.”
This is Gov. Schwarzenegger’s second highly controversial decision in the past two weeks. Schwarzenegger, who is pro-abortion, came out in support of Proposition 73 which requires parental notification 48 hours prior to a minor undergoing an abortion procedure.
Gov. Schwarzenegger, who has two teenage daughters and two preteen sons, said in an interview with California media that, “I wouldn’t want to have someone take my daughter to a hospital for an abortion or something and not tell me. I would kill him if they do that.”
The Governor made it clear he was not speaking literally but that “It will be the ultimate of being outraged about it and angry about it.”