Arnold Schwarzenegger , who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker to implement his ruling striking California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. In his page decision overturning Proposition 8 Wednesday, Walker said he was ordering the state to cease enforcing the month-old ban. But he agreed to suspend the order until he could review the briefs submitted Friday.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and LGBT rights - Wikipedia
Arnold Schwarzenegger was ushered in as the 38th governor of California in As a member of the Republican party in a primarily Democratic state, as well as a former Mr. Universe and Hollywood action hero, he did not fit the typical mold. In a recent interview, Schwarzenegger reveals how he married two gay couples during his time in offices and championed gay marriage rights. Schwarzenegger revealed that he performed two same-sex marriage ceremonies while governor in an upcoming interview on "60 Minutes," CBS News reported. That she happens to love a woman, and I am — a guy that loves a woman, that is two different things.
Schwarzenegger vetoes gay marriage bill as promised
Same-sex marriage is legal in the U. The state first issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples June 16, as a result of the Supreme Court of California finding in In re Marriage Cases that barring same-sex couples from marriage violated the state's Constitution. The issuance of such licenses was halted from November 5, through June 27, though existing same-sex marriages continued to be valid due to the passage of Proposition 8 —a state constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages. Perry , which restored the effect of a federal district court ruling that overturned Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. Constitution in Perry v.
In the United States, the availability of legally recognized same-sex marriage expanded from one state in to all fifty states in through various state and federal court rulings, state legislation, and direct popular votes. The fifty states each have separate marriage laws , which must adhere to rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States that recognize marriage as a fundamental right that is guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution , as first established in the landmark civil rights case of Loving v. Civil rights campaigning in support of marriage without distinction as to sex or sexual orientation began in the s. Nelson saw the Supreme Court of the United States decline to become involved.