(Via Andrew Sullivan)
“Douglas Will Veto Marriage Equality
“I’m sure that legislative leaders would not have advanced this bill if they did not have the votes to override a veto. I will accept the outcome of their vote either way.”
So why Douglas veto? His purported answer is unserious:
“The urgency of our state’s economic and budgetary challenges demands the full focus of every member and every committee of this Legislature.”
He can’t sign a bill and focus on the economy as well? Here’s hoping the legislature hangs tough and a third state legalizes marriage equality. Next up: Iowa. Then back to California, where the legislature already voted for the measure, only to be stopped by a funamentalist-funded initiative.”
Yeah, this “we have to concentrate on the economy and nothing else” mindset is just plain baseless. The best way to describe it would be like this: no one pays to see someone who only juggles one object at a time.