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Schwarzenegger blasts gay marriage ban

Tue 11 Nov 2008 In: International News

As gay and lesbian groups across California protest against the banning of same-sex marriage, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger now says he hopes California's Supreme Court will overturn the measure, which he sees as unconstitutional. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger He also assured existing gay and lesbian couples in the state that their marriages are still legal. "I think that the people of California just again have spoken on this issue and they went against it," he told CNN. "I think it is unfortunate obviously but it's not the end, because I think this will go back into the courts, this will go back to the Supreme Court because the Supreme Court very clearly in California has declared this unconstitutional. It's the same as in the 1948 case when blacks and whites were not allowed to marry. "So I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area." Schwarzenegger concluded by urging LGBT Californians not to give up in the fight for marriage equality: "They should never give up. They should be on it and on it until they get it done." Watch CNN's interview with Schwarzenegger below.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Tuesday, 11th November 2008 - 10:22am

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