lawmaker Mark Leno said Friday that he will not
reintroduce his lauded bill to legalize marriage rights for
same-sex couples in 2006, The [San Jose]
Mercury News reported. Leno's bill was vetoed by
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"At this point we are not looking at introducing
the bill this year,'' Leno told the newspaper. Leno
said this is not the year to try to push the bill,
because the governor's stance on the issue has not changed
and two proposed initiatives that would have banned same-sex
marriage and scaled back domestic-partnership rights
appear to be going nowhere, according to the newspaper.
Although 2006 is an election year, Leno
told reporters that he is not grounding the bill to
shield his colleagues from taking a tough vote
that could jeopardize their seats. (Advocate.com)
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