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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Gay Marriage In CA...Maybe Not

Looks like Arnold is going to squash the gay marriage bill when it reaches his desk:

Schwarzenegger Vows Gay Marriage Bill Veto

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday he will veto a bill that would have made California the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its elected lawmakers.

Schwarzenegger said the legislation, given final approval Tuesday by lawmakers, would conflict with the intent of voters when they approved an initiative five years ago. Proposition 22 was placed on the ballot to prevent California from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states or countries.
While I'm against gay marriage (as I've mentioned before), I stand by the ideal that a Representative Republic (RR) should work through the process that we're seeing unfold in CA (right Massachusetts?).

Although I would have a problem with Arnold's reasoning if CA were a true RR, it's really not. The CA constitution provides for public referenda, and so 'The People' have every right to expect that their directly-enacted will not be overturned by the state's legislature.

Read the rest if you're looking for ad hominem attacks against the Govenator.


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