Queer Action Coalition

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Arnold refuses to sign on the dotted line of equal rights...


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he will veto a bill that would allow gay marriages in California.

Schwarzenegger on Wednesday said the legislation, given final approval Tuesday by lawmakers, would conflict with the intent of voters when they approved a ballot initiative five years ago. Proposition 22 prevents California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.

Despite his promised veto, Schwarzenegger "believes gay couples are entitled to full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against based upon their relationship," the statement said.

I'm sorry, but this is such bullshit. "Should not be descriminated against"???? Ok. Then don't veto a bill that would give them equal rights. POLITICS. EVERYONE'S PLAYING POLITICS. WHO WILL ACT FIRST?


  • This bill isn't dead yet. The legislature is holding back from submitting it to Arnold for another 2 weeks so that he can receive public comment.

    Keep calling.

    By Blogger Scott, at 1:01 PM  

  • Please call the California Governor's office to support same-sex marriage!

    Call 916-445-2841

    Press 5 to voice your opinion on a current hot issue

    then Press 2 for gender-neutral marriage

    Then press the corresponding button to Support—I think it's 1, but listen to make sure

    Now, put this on your own blog!

    Plan B

    Step 1: Post these Plan B steps on your blog, email them to relevant lists you're on.

    In the event of a veto:

    Step 2: If Arnold doesn't change his mind and sign the gender-neutral marriage bill, the next day call in sick/don't show up/walk out of work. We, you, me, our str8 allies, contribute our fair share to the economy of CA, why should we receive less as queer citizens?

    By Anonymous Josh A., at 8:25 AM  

  • Actually I think if you call the Gov. office


    you should select option 2 (Current legislation)

    then select 1 for Assembly bill 849 (gender
    neutral marriage) and 1 again for Support.

    I think supporting the specific bill will
    have a greater effect on whether he vetos it or not than supporting the general topic.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:37 PM  

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