While it probably isn’t the strong moral stand that most of us social conservatives would like to see from the governor, at least he is standing up for the vote of the people.
MSNBC’s Hardball televised an interview with the Governor at Stanford University yesterday where Schwarzenegger declared:
I go by what the people have voted, which was Proposition 22.
He later stated:
I don‘t believe in gay marriage. I believe in partnership, domestic partnership.
This is not exactly where many of us would like to see the Governor, but it represents the political tight rope that many republicans are walking these days. Basically, they support protecting marriage in name only.
When asked about putting a constitutional amendment on the California ballot, the Governor stated:
Well, they did. The people have voted already on that issue. And we can take it back. If people are not happy with that, they can put another initiative…
I agree! If the voters of California want to change the definition of marriage, then they should put it to a vote. But that is not how the same-sex marriage advocates work. They know that everywhere same-sex marriage has been put before the voters, it has failed. This is why they have chosen to got through the liberal court system.
This may force the governor into an interesting quandary. Does he believe more in the will of the people or the will of the courts? Unfortunaely, he did indicate that he would not be willing to buck the California Supreme Court, should they decide to declare laws protecting traditional marriage as unconstitutional.
Whatever the Supreme Court, whatever the Supreme Court decides, that‘s exactly what I will stay with.
It will be interesting to see what happens….
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