Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
I consider myself to be a good citizen, and I believe that all committed couples should have the same freedom to choose marriage. Why don’t you?
You vetoed AB 43 on a technicality, but you stopped short of saying that you wanted to sign the bill.
You said that you “support current domestic partnership rights” but you do not say that those rights should include marriage.
You have said that there is nothing wrong with being gay, but you have never said there is nothing wrong with gay marriage.
You didn’t have to sign AB 43 to support the freedom to marry, but failing to support the freedom to marry is supporting the freedom to discriminate.
That sends the wrong message to the courts and the people: that you believe their right to hate is more important than my right to love. That is not only bad leadership, it is bad citizenship.