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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Let the Voters Decide

The Associated Press reports that Governor Schwarzenegger will veto a bill that would allow gay marriages in California, because such legislation would conflict with the intent of voters, as evidenced by their approval of Proposition 22, which prevents California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries. Nonetheless, the Governator “believes gay couples are entitled to full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against based upon their relationship.”

From this, I gather that, if it is the will of the people, then it is acceptable to discriminate. It probably would have been a close call had the abolition of slavery been put to a popular vote in 1863.


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