Schwarzenegger signs gay rights bills

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    A step in the right direction for California (FINALLY), but still a ways off, thanks to Prop. 8. This does, however, allot for same sex couples to take a trip to Boston, get married, come back, and have their marriage recognized.

    The Prop 8 supporters are already up in arms about it. Discuss.

    BL.

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  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Wait- a conservative who lives in the real world? Is it possible?

    Good for Arnie. Hope he's prepared to take a lot of heat for this. The right wing is going to freak out on him.
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    One small step for man, one... Oh wait, wrong venue.
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Get to zee choppa!

    And fly to Boston for a legally recognized marriage in California.
    C wut I did thar?

    This is great. Thumbs up Arnold. I hope you know the crap thats coming your way. Sad but true.
     
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    It's a start, but until the totally obscene Prop 8 is overturned California is still tarnished.
     
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    *plans to boycott movies by any Christian or Mormon anti-gay bigots*
     
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    Its likely that prop 8 may have not passed at all if droves of new voters in the minority demographics wouldn't have shown up to vote for Obama.

    Black and Latino voters who predominantly vote democrat also backed prop 8 in majority (up to 70% of African Americans who voted for Obama backed prop 8). Whites were split down the middle because unmarried people tend to be opposed to it.
     
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    :D

    no kidding
     
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    I dont know a lot about U.S. politics, or politics in general. In fact what i do know about politics over the pond comes from the excellent West Wings shows :D But aren't Republicans against this sort of thing in general? Anyway good on Arnie :)
     
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    Me too. However, I'm boycotting them because they're generally rubbish and not because of these Bills, which are a long overdue step in the right direction.
     
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    yes, yes, come to Boston *rubs hands together at thought of tourist money*
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    From a republican ideological standpoint it doesn't make any sense to restrict who gets married, thats government interference in your personal life. Unfortunately a majority of Republicans are also Christians and there is a push from religion to not allow same sex marriages.
     
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    I still don't know why this freaks you out so much. It has nothing to do with you or your marriage.
     
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    Such anger.
     
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    He'll be baaaccccck.
     
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    Ha, when was the last time he was even in a movie?
     
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    How dare you Jaffa Cake. You take that back.
     
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    Maybe he has a tumor.
     
  23. jbennardo macrumors 6502a

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    I like you UD, that's why I'm going to kill you last.
     
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    I don't know what the problem is, but I'm sure it can be solved without resorting to violence.
     
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    I lied.
     

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