Friday, September 30, 2005

Crisis Averted...For Now

The Governator vetoes the California Legislature's attempt to thwart the will of the people and create a monster called "gay marriage."

Schwarzenegger said the bill by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, contradicted Proposition 22 (search), which was approved by voters in 2000 and said only a marriage between a man and woman is valid.

The governor said the state Constitution barred the Legislature from enacting a law allowing gay marriage without another vote of the people and Leno's bill wouldn't provide for that vote.

Schwarzenegger noted that a state appeals court was considering whether the state's ban on gay marriage was constitutional and that the issue would likely be decided by the California Supreme Court.

A "ban" on "gay marriage?" C'mon AP, get it right! People of the same sex can "marry" one another. The state just won't recognize it. And as long as it's to a person of the opposite sex, gays can legally marry.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Is Hillary Toast?

The decision by Hillary Clinton to vote against the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice reflects a belief on her part that any nominee to the Federal Judiciary, and the Supreme Court in particular, must first pass a political litmus test, e.g., abortion must remain a constitutional right. With such enthrallment to judicial activism, I think Hillary has just kissed whatever shot she had at becoming the next President goodbye.