This position makes no sense whatsoever:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) announced Wednesday night that he will veto landmark legislation that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry.
In a statement, Schwarzenegger’s press secretary, Margita Thompson, said the governor opposes the legislation, passed Tuesday night by the California Assembly and last week by the state Senate, because he thinks the matter should be decided by California’s courts or its voters.
Schwarzenegger’s decision ends the prospects for the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, which passed along strict party lines after an impassioned debate in the California Assembly. The measure would have recast the state’s legal definition of marriage as a union between two people rather than a union between a man and a woman.
The vote marked the first time that a state legislature had approved a bill authorizing same-sex marriage without a court order. Massachusetts has passed regulations allowing gay marriage, but only after state courts ordered it to do so.
Don’t the voters select the legislators? Since when do we want the courts to decide these issues.
Given that anymore the election of a Republican statewide in California is an aberration, it will be interesting to see what happens if Arnold does veto this and a Democrat is elected to succeed him. Will the legislature pass it again, or will the bill suddenly not have the votes to be passed again?
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Patterico says this is the right thing for Arnold to do.