Skip to comments.Gov. Schwarzenegger signs gay rights bills
Posted on 10/12/2009 10:01:50 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two gay rights bills, one honoring late activist Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states.
In the last of hundreds of bill actions taken before midnight Sunday, Schwarzenegger approved the two bills by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.
The governor last year vetoed the measure declaring May 22 a state day of recognition for Milk, suggesting that the former San Francisco supervisor be honored locally. But he subsequently named him to the California Hall of Fame.
Leno's SB 54, meanwhile, requires California to recognize marriages performed in other states where same sex marriage is legal.
In a signing message, Schwarzenegger said California will not recognize the couples as married but will "provide the same legal protections that would otherwise be available to couples that enter into civil unions or domestic partnerships out-of-state. In short, this measure honors the will of the People in enacting Proposition 8 while providing important protections to those unions legally entered into in other states."
Translation: you people who live in California, the majority of voters, Arnold doesn't give a damn about what you think.
sorry i call this un american .....what makes gays so special that they need special laws...
This means that employers will have to cover health benefits for all “couples” regardless.
With the cost of HIV treatments, this will put employers out of business-—or out of the state.
No surprise here.
Once his term is up, he has to go out into the real world again - HIS real world - the Hollywood cesspool. So, no doubt just racking up points in advance.
This guy is another ‘the gift that keeps on giving’ sort of guy. Over and over again, he insults the citizens of this state.
What a major embarrassment...
Harvey Milk was Rev. Jim Jones’ guy in SF City Hall. The Feds would have put Jones away before he had a chance to make 980 people “drink the Kool-aide” if Milk hadn’t covered for the People’s Temple.
What happened to his
I’m not signing any bills until the water issue to resolved?
This is pretty stunning. Our government is now hailing perversion as a virtue. I never thought I would see the day our society sank this low.
As if songs worshipping Obama weren’t enough, I shudder at the lyrics the public school children are going to be forced to sing to honor Harvey Milk.
[signed two gay rights bills]
...but...but aren’t they ‘girly men’, Onold?
Sooooo...where are the Freepers who supported Schwarzenegger now?
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