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Governor all wrong

Posted: November 24, 2008 9:31 p.m.
Updated: November 25, 2008 4:30 a.m.
 

Gov. Schwarzenegger seems to have it all wrong. Originally he said he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman and he rejected legislation authorizing same-sex marriage (ref. Los Angeles Times, Nov. 10: "Schwarzenegger tells backers of gay marriage").

It seems that somehow his mind has been changed and now he thinks this is an equal rights issue. This is not about equal rights; its about preserving the institution of the family, which begins with traditional marriage (ref. Dictionary.com, institution, 4. Sociology).

The Nov. 4 vote regarding Proposition 8 was not a vote against gay marriage and it was not about hate; it is a vote for (in favor of) traditional marriage between a man and a woman.

Yes, everyone should have equal rights, but they should not be allowed to destroy the institution of traditional marriage which has always been between a man and a woman.

The uproar over Proposition 8 should be blamed on the ruling by the California Supreme Court that briefly gave same-sex couples the right to wed, even though 61% of the voters of California in 2000 said NO.

The people who voted no on Proposition 8, most of whom are Republicans, are the same people who voted Gov. Schwarzenegger into office. He has let them down by his recent remarks urging the backers of gay marriage to never give up and by telling them they should be on it and on it until they get it done (ref. Nov. 10 L.A. Times story mentioned above). By his remarks, he has taken on some of the blame and the responsibility for the recent uproars over Proposition 8 and he has made things worse for all of us.

Governor, what about the rights of the people of California? They have voted twice on this issue. The people have spoken and said no to gay marriage. Stand up for us and for our rights, and be the Governor for all of the people of California.

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