Sep 17, 2007
Quickie Link: California Governor Says He Will Veto Equal Marriage Bill
(USA) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday that he won't reconsider his decision to veto a bill legalizing Gay marriage and will keep vetoing the measure as long as lawmakers send it to him. The Republican governor said he won't change his position unless voters overturn an anti-Gay marriage initiative that Californians adopted in 2000. Geoff Kors, executive director of the gay rights organization Equality California, said Proposition 22 only bars California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside California. The equal marriage bill, by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would amend a different section of law that covers marriages performed in California.