Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two gay rights bills, one honoring late activist Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states.The problem is, they're being recognized as civil unions rather than marriages, but it's something to be filed under "Better Than Nothing" until California works out its same-sex marriage clusterfuck and just LEGALIZES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ALREADY! Because now, they'll have same-sex couples who are legally married (pre-Prop 8), and same-sex couples who are not allowed to legally marry in California, but can go to another state and get legally married only to have their legal marriage recognized as a civil union back in California.
Zuh? No, really:
In a signing message, Schwarzenegger said California will not recognize the couples as married but will "provide the same legal protections that would otherwise be available to couples that enter into civil unions or domestic partnerships out-of-state. In short, this measure honors the will of the People in enacting Proposition 8 while providing important protections to those unions legally entered into in other states."If this doesn't underline the abject stupidity of refusing to legalize same-sex marriage, I just don't know what does.
It's only a matter of time, folks. Only a matter of time. Feel the homomentum...