Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle waited until the last minute to veto a civil union bill, supposedly because she was contemplating it deeply. Judging from the stories on this, it looks like she was actually spending time cooking up lame excuses:
“It would be a mistake to allow a decision of this magnitude to be made by one individual or a small group of elected officials,” she said.
Representative democracy is just so damn controversial. Also, too: supermajority!
“I have been open and consistent in my opposition to same-sex marriage, and find that House Bill 444 is essentially same-sex marriage by another name.”
I thought the whole issue with the “sanctity of marriage” was that “marriage” is a sacred sacrament, we can’t force churches to marry gays, blah blah blah. I guess we’re down to the nub of it now: hating homos isn’t just for Sunday, it’s for everyday.