Schwarzenegger Urges Supreme Court To Overturn Proposition 8
Movie star-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging the state Supreme Court to overturn the controversial bill that banned gay marriage last week (04Nov08).
The Proposition 8 bill was voted in earlier this month (Nov08), overturning an earlier ruling legalising same-sex unions in the state.
In an interview on network CNN on Sunday (09Oct08) he said, "It's unfortunate, obviously, but it's not the end. I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area."
Speaking to gay marriage supporters he added, "I learned that you should never ever give up... They should never give up. They should be on it and on it until they get it done."
Gay unions were legalised in the state in May (08), which led to a flurry of celebrity weddings including TV host Ellen DeGeneres' marriage to longtime partner Portia de Rossi in August (08).