The news, taken in context, is very encouraging.
Although the governor vetoed legislation that claimed to legalize same-sex marriage, he also advanced the gay rights movement on five important fronts. While vetoing the homo marriage legislation, he signed the following gay friendly bills:
AB 1400, The Civil Rights Act of 2005, which adds sexual orientation and marital status to the Unruh Civil Rights Act
AB 1586, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in health care plans
SB 565, which amends existing law to treat registered domestic partners the same as married couples regarding property tax reappraisal when a partner passes away
SB 973, which amends existing law to allow public employees who retired before AB205 went into effect to add a domestic partner as a beneficiary
And most importantly, the governor issued a strong, unequivocal message to the far right: Schwarzenegger will oppose any effort to strip gays of rights and responsibilities afforded under California’s domestic partnership laws.
What a difference five years (and a recall election) makes. California has never had a governor take such a strong, unequivocal position in defense of gay rights.
BUT Also and AS IMPORTANT:for the ecological plan he is making.
sure this is related to his european mind..austrian like german or most of european are close of the nature.
he is the first in the us nation to make things improving, since Bullsh ( iiittt) is in power, toward the ecological system ..
so even if the governator is a republican, he is doing quite a good job :-)