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Arnold Schwarzenegger twice vetoed gay marriage as California governor, yet performed two same-sex ceremonies

Arnold Schwarzenegger is on a publicity blitz promoting his new memoir Total Recall.

His various interviews like the one on 60 Minutes on Sunday may help him to sell a lot of books, but I’m not so sure it will win him any fans.

It is just unbelievable that twice as governor of California Schwarzenegger vetoed bills that would have made gay marriage legal in the state and yet he personally performed two gay marriage ceremonies.

He married his former chief of staff Susan Kennedy, who he once dubbed a ‘cigar smoking lesbian.’

‘I performed the wedding in the office,’ he told Lesley Stahl after she asked whether he went to Kennedy’s wedding. ‘I married her in the office, in the governor’s office.’

Uh, okay.

He also performed a second same-sex wedding for an assistant in the governor’s office.

‘I’m for that she gets the kind of wedding and the kind of ceremony that I had when I got married with Maria [Shriver],’ he said. ‘That she happens to love a woman, and I am a guy that loves a woman, that is two different things. It doesn’t make any difference. She should still have her ceremony.’

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  1. I base my opinion of him on how the respect he had for his marriage. Not much to work with there…

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