I thought you might be interested in the email I got from Governor Shwarzenegger today. Don't let his smooth tact fool you. He is totally for same sex marriage.
Thank you for writing to share your thoughts about Proposition 8. I appreciate hearing from fellow Californians about the important issues facing our state.
In 2000, voters approved Proposition 22 - also known as the California Defense of Marriage Act. Lawsuits contesting the constitutionality of the measure were filed, and on May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court determined that Proposition 22 was unconstitutional. Then, through the initiative process, Proposition 8 was placed on the ballot as a constitutional amendment to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.
Proposition 8 now appears to have passed, pending certification by the Secretary of State. Some people, however, have filed lawsuits challenging the amendment's legality. Both the official proponents of Proposition 8 and opponents of Proposition 8 urged the California Supreme Court to hear the lawsuits directly, bypassing the lower courts, and I am pleased that the court has agreed to hear the cases in order to provide the people of California with finality regarding Proposition 8. Whether the Court rules in favor of or against Proposition 8, I will uphold its decision.
Again, thank you for taking time to write and share your comments.