The Terminator Comes Out for Gay Marriage!
And then reneges …
At the risk of people labeling him a “girly man” (as many commenters on the L.A. Times blog did!), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his disappointment at the passing of Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay-marriage amendment. Not only did The Governator disapprove of the passing, but he also said, “I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area.”
But then on Sunday, Schwarzenegger said on This Week with George Stephanopoulos that he believed marriage was between “partners of opposite sexes,” with the caveat, “I don’t want to ever force my will on anyone.” Then he shared that he will not be joining other lawmakers by submitting a legal brief to the California Supreme Court arguing for the overturn of Proposition 8.
This week he’s meeting with Attorney General Jerry Brown, a Democrat, to discuss the legal issues stemming from the approximately 18,000 gay marriages that have already happened in California.
Comedian Wanda Sykes is one of those people whose union is now in jeopardy, as of course are Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. This past Saturday, gay-friendly protestors from coast to coast showed their displeasure with the passing as well.
Until the rest of California comes around, gay couples will have to pick between Connecticut and Massachusetts for their wedding destinations. Maybe the increased tourism to these two states will convince the rest of the hard-hearted country to pry open their minds and hearts.