Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday expressed hope that the California Supreme Court would overturn Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage. He also predicted that the 18, gay and lesbian couples who have already wed would not see their marriages nullified by the initiative. In past statements, he has said he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman and has rejected legislation authorizing same-sex marriage. Yet he has also said he would not care if same-sex marriage were legal, saying he believed that such an important societal issue should be determined by the voters or the courts. On Sunday, he urged backers of gay marriage to follow the lesson he learned as a bodybuilder trying to lift weights that were too heavy for him at first.
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In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America. The ruling was a culmination of decades of struggles, setbacks and victories along the road to full marriage equality in the United States. In , just one year after the historic Stonewall Riots that galvanized the gay rights movement, law student Richard Baker and librarian James McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minnesota. Clerk Gerald Nelson rejected their application because they were a same-sex couple, and a trial court upheld his decision. When the couple appealed again, the U.
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There is one Arnold Schwarzenegger fan who certainly won't be back after the Hollywood superstar terminated anti-gay marriage comments they made on Facebook. The former bodybuilder, turned actor, turned governor, turned actor again changed his Facebook profile picture on Saturday to commemorate the momentous decision by the American Supreme Court to legalise same-sex marriage across the country. Cue thousands of 'likes' for the year-old's revamped rainbow-coloured picture, with fans commending him on showing his support for the ruling. Yet not everyone was celebrating.
By Reuters Staff. Same-sex marriage is illegal in the vast majority of U. California will make seven, although the ruling is on hold while proponents of the ban prepare an appeal. Where same-sex marriage is legal, it has been due to court rulings and legislative action, since popular votes have consistently backed bans.