Thursday, September 08, 2005

Schwarzenegger's Homophobia Is Showing

Guvuhunuh Ahnie SchwarzeNazi decided to pander to the right wing and will veto California's bill to permit gay marriage.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's announcement that he would veto a same-sex marriage bill headed for his desk sparked heated criticism from gay rights supporters and cheers from conservative groups.

"Clearly he's pandering to an extreme right wing, which was not how he got elected," said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, one of the bill's sponsors. "He got elected with record numbers of lesbian and gay voters who had not previously voted for a Republican, and he sold us out."
I don't understand this Log Cabin Republican idea so I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that if gay people were stupid enough to believe Conan's promises, they deserve what they got. It's only polite to dance with the one that brought you. What have the Rethugs ever done for gay rights?
Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said she was not surprised by word of Schwarzenegger's pending veto.

"Any girlie man could have vetoed this legislation," she said, referring to a term Schwarzenegger used previously to mock Democratic legislators. "A real man demonstrating real leadership as governor of the most populous state in the nation would have chosen a different course of action."
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said Schwarzenegger had missed "a golden opportunity to stand on history and do something that was noble and appropriate."
It's not the barbarian's style, but not to worry, he won't be governor much longer.