Proving that he is above the mean and petty comments made by many gay activists and their allies in the state legislature, the good Governor of California has requested a meeting with leaders of the Golden State’s gay community. While Governor Schwarzenegger has not yet committed to attending the meeting next Wednesday, his chief of staff will chair the gathering.
Since the Governor indicated last week that he would veto a gay-marriage bill which passed the state Assembly, gay activists (particularly one very partisan state legislator) have leveled a number of accusations against him. At the same time, the legislature has been playing games with this legislation. Using a procedural maneuver, it has delayed the delivery of the bill to the Governor.
According to Log Cabin, Governor Schwarzenegger has already signed five pieces of pro-gay legislation since taking office in November 2003. With this meeting, this good man proves once again his concern for gay and lesbian citizens of the Golden State. It’s important now that we recognize that politicians can be pro-gay without supporting gay marriage.
Let’s not forget that nine years ago, HRC refused to rescind its endorsement of Bill Clinton when, in the dead of the night, he signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com