I heart California
The California legislature has just passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making it the first time an elected body has legalized same-sex marriage (not just civil unions, as in Connecticut) of its own accord in the United States. Go California!!!
Unfortunately, this will probably lead nowhere, as Schwarzenegger is almost certain to veto it (due to pressure from his own party, since he personally almost certainly has no problem with gay marriage). But because the old "activist judge" saw is no longer available - the democratically elected and accountable legislature having passed the bill - he now flips the argument on its head and uses as an excuse - wait for it -
Signaling a likely veto if it does pass, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's spokeswoman said he preferred to let judges sort out the legality of gay marriage; such a case is moving toward the state Supreme Court.Huh?