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White House, CA Gov. Schwarzenegger Support Judge Walker’s Decision On Prop 8

08/04/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
Even more responses are coming in with regards to the defeat of Prop 8 in the courts. The White House has issued a statement regarding Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision. According to the White House “The President has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans.”

To a certain degree, the feeling is that the President has not been doing enough to push for LGBT Equality.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the people singled out in the lawsuit. In fact, it is known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger, and it was filed against both Schwarzenegger and Attorney General of California Jerry Brown, who is currently running for Governor of California after serving two terms decades ago. Schwarzenegger’s statement is:

“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.”

Winds of Change by Klaus Meine of Scorpions:

I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park listening to the wind of change
An August summer night soldiers passing by listening to the wind of change
The world is closing in did you ever think that we could be so close, like brothers
The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere blowing with the wind of change
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night
where the children of tomorrow dream away in the wind of change
Walking down the street distant memories are buried in the past forever
I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park listening to the wind of change
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night
where the children of tomorrow share their dreams with you and me
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night
where the children of tomorrow dream away in the wind of change
The wind of change blows straight into the face of time
Like a storm wind that will ring the freedom bell for peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing what my guitar wants to say
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow share their dreams with you and me
Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night
Where the children of tomorrow dream away in the wind of change

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One Response to White House, CA Gov. Schwarzenegger Support Judge Walker’s Decision On Prop 8

  1. Cheri

    August 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    New England has been leading the way to the future of LGBT equality. I am so proud of Connecticut. California was slow on the uptake this time. When will people realize the religious self-righteous have been using fear to take away our freedoms? Gay people are not monsters. We are your brothers and sisters, your sons and daughters and we are as God made us.