ARNOLD TO VETO GAY MARRIAGE BILL….Arnold has decided to veto a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in California:
In a careful statement, Schwarzenegger press secretary Margita Thompson invoked the voter approval in March 2000 of Proposition 22, which said: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
“The governor believes the matter should be determined not by legislative action ? which would be unconstitutional ? but by court decision or another vote of the people of our state,” the statement said. “We cannot have a system where the people vote and the Legislature derails that vote.”
….The California Supreme Court is likely to decide next year whether Proposition 22 and other state laws that define marriage are constitutional.
Fine. But what if the Supreme Court decides that Prop 22 is unconstitutional? Does that mean he would then be willing to sign gay marriage legislation? Or would he just find some other excuse to punt?