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Archive for September 7th, 2005
Sep 07 2005
UPDATE 17:52 PDT
The Announcement: Schwarzenegger Vows Gay Marriage Bill Veto.
Members of the Gay and Lesbian community, Mark Guzman, right, and his partner Scott Coatsworth, center, along Mary McKay, of Equality California sit in the Assembly gallery as lawmakers debate Assemblyman Mark Leno’s, D-San Francisco, same-sex marriage measure at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. By a 41-35 vote the Assembly approved the bill making California Legislature the first legislative body in the country to allow same-sex marriages. The measure was approved last weekby the state Senate and needs Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggers signature to become law.
The Sacramento Bee has Legislature sends Schwarzenegger historic same-sex marriage bill.
Ken Masugi over at the Claremeont Institute has Same-Sex Marriage in California?
Ken has it right.
Schwarzenegger has until Oct. 9 to act on the bill.
Flap knows that Schwarzenegger remembers the 2004 Presidential election and how Gay Marriage measures propelled evangelical and catholic church-goers to the polls in swing states. Arnold receives no benefit in signing this bill – which would be thrown-out later by the California Supreme Court, in any case.
California voters have already spoken when they approved Proposition 22 in March 2000.
Oh! And as a reminder to the Governor:
Proposition 22 was ratified by an overwhelming majority of California voters, prevailing by a 23-point margin. Statewide, 4,618,673 votes were cast in favor of the proposition, comprising 61.4% of the total vote. Opponents garnered 2,909,370 votes, for 38.6% of the vote.
Final vote counts revealed that Proposition 22 won in 52 of California’s 58 counties, including all of the major metropolitan areas except for San Francisco. The six counties which did not approve Prop. 22 were all in the immediate San Francisco Bay area, including: Alameda county, Marin county, San Francisco county, Santa Cruz county, Sonoma county, and Yolo county.
Assemblyman Doug La Malfa, R-Chico, holds up a Proposition 22 sign to show his opposition to a same-sex marraige bill before the Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. By a 41-35 vote the Assembly approval the bill, by Assemblyman mark Leno, D-San Francisco, making the California Legislature the first legislative body in the country to allow same-sex marriages. The measure was approved last week by the state Senate and needs Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggers signature to become law. Voter approved Proposition 22, which was passed in 2000, prohibits California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.
La Shawn Barber has California Homosexual â€˜Marriageâ€™ Bill Passed.
Boi From Troy has delusions if he REALLY thinks Schwarzenegger will sign this bill.
California Log Cabin Republicans have California Legislature approves Marriage Equality.
If he wants to be re-elected California Governor he will VETO.
If he wants to make movies and endorse body-building magazines he will sign it or let it become law.
The Vote in the California Assembly:
Sep 07 2005
Rasmussen Reports has Cindy Sheehan: 31% Favorable 39% Unfavorable
Survey of 1,000 Adults
August 31- Sept 1, 2005
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Sep 07 2005
US Senator Hillary Clinton, seen here in June 2005, fueled the political debate over Hurricane Katrina, insisting on an independent inquiry into the federal response and sharply rejecting President George W. Bush’s bid to lead the probe himself.
Michelle Malkin has NOT ANOTHER DAMNED COMMISSION.
Hillary is late on the Katrina Bash bandwagon and such indecision in smelling political opportunity never stalled husband Bill.
But, I suppose she HAD to say something.
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