Reaction to the Ruling: Arnold Schwarzenegger

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s complete statement on the overturning of Prop 8:

“Judge Walker had the great responsibility of deciding whether
Proposition 8 violates the Constitution of the United States.  He heard
in-depth arguments from both sides on fundamental questions of due
process, equal protection and freedom from discrimination. There are
strong feelings on both sides of this issue, and I am glad that all
viewpoints were respected throughout the proceedings. We should also
recognize that there will continue to be different points of view in the
wake of this decision.
 
“For the hundreds of thousands of Californians in gay and lesbian
households who are managing their day-to-day lives, this decision
affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone
deserves. At the same time, it provides an opportunity for all
Californians to consider our history of leading the way to the future,
and our growing reputation of treating all people and their
relationships with equal respect and dignity.
 
“Today’s decision is by no means California’s first milestone, nor our
last, on America’s road to equality and freedom for all people.”          

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