Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
Like all people, I have guilty pleasures; mine is Desperate Housewives on ABC.
As you may know, last night a gay couple moved onto the street. They introduced themselves as “partners” and Susan got confused, thinking they were co-investors in some business. Silly Susan was embarrassed, but Bob and Lee were humiliated, because their “Green Acres”-inspired relationship was sterilized down to a business transaction because of a word and a cruel law.
Everybody knows what marriage is. Having two sets of laws – and two words – to describe such simple things is just plain wrong.
It is too late for you to sign AB 43, the bill that would have let families like Bob and Lee’s choose ‘marriage’ instead of ‘partnership.’ But it is not too late for you to support the freedom to marry.