Log Cabin Disappointed by Governor Schwarzenegger's Veto of Civil Marriage Equality

October 13, 2007 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

Sacramento, CA – "Log Cabin Republicans express disappointment in Governor Schwarzenegger's decision to once again veto legislation to provide civil marriage equality," said Patrick Sammon, President of Log Cabin Republicans.

"Log Cabin Republicans take the Governor at his word, that if, and when, the courts of California join the legislature in recognizing the right to civil marriage equality, he will support that decision," continued Sammon.

In his veto message, Governor Schwarzenegger said, "I support current domestic partner rights and will continue to vigorously defend and support these rights."

"Though we disagree with the Governor's veto decision, we thank him for sending a strong signal to the people of California that he will not allow the initiative process to marginalize gay and lesbian families," said James Vaughn, Log Cabin's California Director. "We look forward to working with the Governor to defeat any anti-marriage or anti-domestic partnership ballot initiative."

Log Cabin praises the Governor for signing eight pieces of pro-gay legislation:

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed twenty-seven pro-LGBT bills, more than any of the past California Governors combined. "The Governor has one of the strongest pro-gay records of any Governor in American history. He is a proven friend of our community," said Vaughn. "And while friends don't always agree, we appreciate his on-going support for basic fairness. We will continue working with him on the final barrier to provide complete equality for LGBT people in California."