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Tuesday, October 07, 2003


Ah-Nold: not so gay friendly after all...

posted by Trammell at Tuesday, October 07, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Schwarzenegger States Opposition to Domestic Partner Law as Governor Davis Signs Groundbreaking Health Care Bill Covering LGBT Families

Schwarzenegger Opposition Comes as Republican Legislators Try to Repeal LGBT Rights

SAN FRANCISCO – Arnold Schwarzenegger would not have signed Equality California’s Domestic Partner legislation that was recently signed into law by Governor Davis, the San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday. [...]

In contrast to Schwarzenegger’s opposition to a law protecting LGBT families, Governor Gray Davis just signed a health insurance act that will provide access to health care for a million uninsured California workers and their spouses or domestic partners. As a result of lobbying by Equality California, the new law will require large employers to provide domestic partners of their employees with health insurance, making California the first state in the nation to do so.

"Governor Davis’ support of this bill has resulted in the enactment of what is without question one of the most important pieces of legislation ever passed for same-sex couples and their children," [Geoffrey] Kors explained.

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