Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Veto Messages of AB 849 (2005) and AB 43 (2007)

BILL NUMBER: AB 849
VETOED DATE: 09/29/2005

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 849 without my signature because I do
not believe the Legislature can reverse an initiative approved by the
people of California.

I am proud California is a leader in recognizing and respecting
domestic partnerships and the equal rights of domestic partners. I
believe that lesbian and gay couples are entitled to full protection
under the law and should not be discriminated against based upon
their relationships. I support current domestic partnership rights
and will continue to vigorously defend and enforce these rights and
as such will not support any rollback.

California Family Code Section 308.5 was enacted by an initiative
statute passed by the voters as Proposition 22 in 2000. Article II,
section 10 of the California Constitution prohibits the Legislature
from amending this initiative statute without a vote of the people.
This bill does not provide for such a vote.

The ultimate issue regarding the constitutionality of section 308.5
and its prohibition against same-sex marriage is currently before the
Court of Appeal in San Francisco and will likely be decided by the
Supreme Court.

This bill simply adds confusion to a constitutional issue. If the
ban of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, this bill is not
necessary. If the ban is constitutional, this bill is ineffective.

Sincerely,



Arnold Schwarzenegger

BILL NUMBER: AB 43
VETOED DATE: 10/12/2007

I am returning Assembly Bill 43 without my signature.
As I stated in vetoing similar legislation in 2005, I am proud
California is a leader in recognizing and respecting domestic
partnerships. I believe that all Californians are entitled to full
protection under the law and should not be discriminated against
based upon their sexual orientation. I support current domestic
partnership rights and will continue to vigorously defend and
enforce these rights.
In 2000, the voters approved Proposition 22, a challenge to which
is currently pending before the California Supreme Court. I
maintain my position that the appropriate resolution to this issue is
to allow the Court to rule on Proposition 22. The people of
California should then determine what, if any, statutory changes
are needed in response to the Court’s ruling.
Sincerely,
Arnold Schwarzenegger