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Calif. Assembly OKs Gay Marriage


— June 5, 2007

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly voted Tuesday to allow same-sex couples to marry, challenging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has said he will veto the bill if it passes the full Legislature.

Legislators approved the measure on a party-line vote of 42-34, with the majority saying lawmakers should not to wait for the state Supreme Court to act on the issue.

A debate about California’s one man-one woman marriage law of 1977 is likely to be decided this year or early next year by the high court.

The bill now goes to the Senate, which adopted a similar measure in 2005. Schwarzenegger vetoed it.

Details here from the AP via the New York Times.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly voted Tuesday to allow same-sex couples to marry, challenging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has said he will veto the bill if it passes the full Legislature.

Legislators approved the measure on a party-line vote of 42-34, with the majority saying lawmakers should not to wait for the state Supreme Court to act on the issue.

A debate about California’s one man-one woman marriage law of 1977 is likely to be decided this year or early next year by the high court.

The bill now goes to the Senate, which adopted a similar measure in 2005. Schwarzenegger vetoed it.

Details here from the AP via the New York Times.

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