Saturday, May 17, 2008

Schwarzenegger says he respects court's marriage ruling

From the Associated Press
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is vowing to uphold the California Supreme Court's ruling striking down a state ban on gay marriage.The Republican governor issued a brief statement shortly after the court announced its decision today.The governor said, "I respect the court's decision and as governor, I will uphold its ruling."He also reiterated his previously stated opposition to an anti-gay marriage initiative proposed for the November ballot. That initiative would write a ban on same-sex unions into California's constitution.Last month, Schwarzenegger told a gathering of gay Republicans that he would fight the initiative.The governor has twice vetoed legislation that sought to legalize gay marriage, saying the issue should be decided by voters or the courts.

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