SAVECALIFORNIA.COM NEWS RELEASE
August 6, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
Schwarzenegger, Brown Violate Their Oaths of Office
Despite 2003 position statement and subsequent vetoes of same-sex "marriages," lame-duck governor calls for immediate implementation of anti-Prop. 8 ruling
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Sacramento, California -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown, both shirking their sworn pledge to support and defend the California Constitution -- which, in Article 1, Section 7.5, states, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California" -- today filed briefs with U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco opposing a permanent stay of his ruling in favor of homosexual "marriages" and urging the judge to allow homosexual "marrriage" licensing immediately. The judge is expected to decide next week whether to put his ruling on hold pending the appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown lied to the people and to the Constitution when they raised their right hand and swore to support and defend the specific words written in the California Constitution, "said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, a leading West Coast pro-family, pro-child organization. "Arnold Schwarzenegger has lied to the voters by repeatedly saying he respected their will on marriage. Judge Walker , even though he ruled Prop. 8 'unconstitutional,' should reject these extraordinary pleas from these corrupt, derelict-of-duty politicians, and grant a standard stay pending the appeal of this explosive challenge to man-woman marriage in the California Constitution."
SCHWARZENEGGER THEN AND NOW:
2003: "I think that gay marriage (sic) is something that should be between a man and a woman." Source
2005: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, under growing pressure from his conservative supporters, promised Wednesday to veto the gay marriage bill passed less than a day earlier by the Democrat-led Legislature. The Legislature's action trampled over Proposition 22, an overwhelmingly popular 2000 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California , said a spokeswoman for the governor. "We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails the vote," said Margita Thompson, Schwarzenegger's press secretary. "Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto AB 849." Source
2007: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a same-sex marriage bill Friday, the second time in three years that such a measure died on the governor's desk. In his veto message, the Republican governor said it is up to the state Supreme Court and then, if necessary, voters to alter Proposition 22, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman in California. Source
Let gays begin marrying, Schwarzenegger urges
Kevin Yamamura, Sacramento Bee
Published Friday, Aug. 06, 2010
Randy Thomasson and SaveCalifornia.com are not party to the Prop. 8 case. Randy Thomasson has been defending marriage licenses and marriage rights for one man and one woman throughout California since 1994.
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