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    Filed at 4:55 am under by dcobranchi

    And the GOP wanted to amend the Constitution so Arnold could run for President?

    California lawmakers on Tuesday became the first in the country to legalize same-sex marriage, with the State Assembly narrowly approving a bill that defines marriage as between “two persons” instead of between a man and a woman.

    Unlike Massachusetts, where gay men and lesbians are permitted to marry because of court rulings, the legislators in California voted to amend the state’s family code without the threat of legal action.

    …The measure now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, who has supported domestic partnership legislation in the past but has not taken a public position on the marriage bill.

    A spokeswoman for Mr. Schwarzenegger, Margita Thompson, said after the vote that the governor believed that the issue of same-sex marriage should be settled by the courts, not legislators, but she did not indicate whether that meant he would veto the legislation. The bill did not pass with enough votes to override a veto.

    “The governor will uphold whatever the court decides,” Ms. Thompson said.

    That’s some strong leadership there! Thank God he can’t become President.

    And, BTW, I support the legislation and hope the bill becomes law. Does that mean I have more guts that the Governator?

    4 Responses to “OT: ARTICLE II SECTION 1 CLAUSE 5”

    Comment by
    September 7th, 2005
    at 10:10 am

    Do you have anything to support your assertion that “the GOP wanted to amend the Constitution so Arnold could run for President”? I don’t recall this being proposed.

    Comment by
    Henry Cate
    September 7th, 2005
    at 10:39 am

    I greatly enjoyed this discussion about the dangers of changing the institution of marriage:


    One of the main points in the article is we need to be careful to really understand the purposes of marriage before blithely changing the definition of marriage.

    Comment by
    September 7th, 2005
    at 10:40 am

    Found it here:

    Comment by
    September 7th, 2005
    at 10:43 am




    Lots more where those came from.