Log Cabin Republicans praise…. (full news release here)
(Sacramento, CA) – “Log Cabin applauds the California legislature for this historic vote in favor of basic fairness for gay and lesbian families,” said Patrick Guerriero, President of Log Cabin Republicans. The California Assembly followed the California State Senate in passing the historic legislation authored by Mark Leno, which provides civil marriage equality to all couples who want to commit their lives to each other.
“Now that the people of California have spoken through their elected representatives, we call on the Governor to respect this decision and the legislative process, and allow this legislation to become law,” continued Guerriero. “Governor Schwarzenegger has been a committed ally of LGBT equality and we thank him for his support in the fight for basic fairness for our families.”
….while the folks at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force were overheard to be saying…. “Well, at least Californians that are put in Bush’s gay concentration camps can get married.”
And at the Human Rights Campaign rumors spread that “If John Roberts becomes Chief Justice… same-sex sex will be banned! Happy Hour at JRs tonight!”
My only comment is…. I’m torn between the will of the people and the will of the elected representatives. I think this is an important step. But what do the 61% of Californians who voted against same sex marriage in the Year 2000 think about their elected representatives? I don’t know. I admit I struggle with it.
Of course I still don’t get how gay marriage=equal rights…and none of the GayLefties have fully explained it either (except saying it is George Bush’s fault, of course).
Here’s a round-up of different reactions across the spectrum to the CA legislative decision.
A History Lesson on Gay Rights in California – BoiFromTroy
Schwarznegger May Veto Marriage Bill – GayOrbit
Sign It, Arnold – The Malcontent
Cali Lawmakers Pave Way to ‘Mo Marriage – GoodAsYou
Historic OK For Gay Vows – Observations of a Gay Conservative
California Legislature Passes Gay Marriage Bill – Right Side of the Rainbow
Lack of Strateragy – PoliPundit
Golden State Blesses Gay Marriage – Wonkette