Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
You have argued that AB 43, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, is unnecessary.
What was unnecessary was asking the Attorney General to invalidate my marriage in 2004; vetoing the first Freedom to Marry bill in 2005; vowing to veto AB 43 before the Senate had even voted it; and using a seven-year-old law about states rights as an excuse for allowing discrimination on your watch.
What is most unnecessary of all, though, is a ban that keeps people from getting married and churches from marrying them.
Please sign AB 43 and get rid of the unnecessary and offensive ban on freedom that the legislature installed in 1977 and that you have perpetuated throughout your rule.
A veto – and the divisive hatred that it emboldens – is the last thing we need.