Friday, June 19, 2009

Schwarzenegger Is Like Switzerland

In California, the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has declined to defend the constitutionality of Prop H8, telling a San Francisco judge that the legality of the anti-gay marriage measure is for the courts to decide. His decision to remain neutral in a federal challenge to Prop H8 means no statewide official will be defending the measure in federal court. Of course, had he not vetoed bills to allow marriage equality twice, this would be a non-issue, but I digress.

In declining to pick a side, any side, Schwarzenegger said the case "presents important constitutional questions that require and warrant judicial determination.....In a constitutional democracy, it is the role of the courts to determine and resolve such questions....The Administration encourages the Court to resolve the merits of this action expeditiously."


California Attorney General, and former governor, Jerry Brown went farther than Schwarzenegger and actually chose a side, the right side, the legal side, the equal side, saying that Prop H8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

It's nice to see yet another politician step up, while another one step to the middle of the road.


Wonder Man said...

I agree, it's interesting to watch in L.A.

Joy said...

I caught up today reading your blog but couldn't comment. Woe and despair!