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Schwarzenegger vetoes gay marriage bill as promised

[JURIST] California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday followed through on his promise to veto [JURIST report] the gay marriage bill [AB 849 text] passed by the California Assembly [JURIST report] earlier this month. In a veto statement [PDF] issued late Thursday in Sacramento Schwarzenegger said he supports the current rights and benefits extended to same-sex partners in the state, but that signing the current bill would have confused a constitutional issue already before the state courts. The San Francisco Chronicle has more.

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