California: Say HELLO to State Pedophile Day and Same Sex Marriage!
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs controversial gay agenda bills mandating recognition of “Harvey Milk Day” and same sex marriage.
After a long midnight session with legislators, Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed SB 572 legislation that appoints May 22 as “Harvey Milk Day” in California public schools AND and SB 54 that recognizes same-sex marriages performed out of state.
The signing of these two bills is a slap in the face to voters who have consistently rejected same sex marriage and pushing homosexuality in schools.
Opponents “Harvey Milk Day” were concerned that the legislation would not simply “allow schools to conduct activities that would foster respect for all” but rather pressure schools into presenting homosexuality in a positive light, gay marriage as a civil right, and those who say homosexual relations are wrong as discriminatory bigots.
Concerned parents, teachers and pro-family leaders joined the voices of thousands who had already called on the governor to veto “Harvey Milk Day” because of it’s aim in promoting homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality in public schools:
“Under SB 572, schoolchildren could perform mock gay weddings, have cross-dressing contests, and have gay-pride parades right on campus. Why? Because ‘Harvey Milk Gay Day’ pressures schools to make children honor and support anything and everything that Milk believed in. The sky is the limit. And there’s no parental consent in the bill” — Randy Thomasson of SaveCalifornia.com
“Hispanic children are dropping out of school in record numbers, and now the politicians want children to learn more about the homosexual agenda, instead doing more to academically prepare them for graduation and college? That’s not just immoral, that’s crazy. Hispanic families will not put up with this.” — Luis Galdamez, Executive Director of La Familia Hispana
The Orange County Board of Education actually voted 5-0 to condemn officially condemn Harvey Milk day:
“We who are responsible for the academic achievement of thousands of children must guard and protect their best interests. Replacing valuable classroom time with social engineering may be popular with some, but it’s certainly not the legitimate purpose of schools.” —Dr. Ken Williams, member of the Orange County Board of Education
A second bill put forward by homosexual advocacy groups was also signed by the Governor. SB 54 is the most flagrant violation of the people’s will to date:
“SB 54 requires the state of California to validate and recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state of California prior to November 5, 2008. The bill specifically violates Article I, Section 7.5 of the California Constitution which states “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”—California Family Council
The People spoke by the millions during the Proposition 8 election last year and by millions before during Proposition 22. Twice by vote and now by Constitutional amendment, the Constitution of California recognizes marriage as between one man and one woman.
SB 54 started off as a healthcare bill but was summarily gutted and amended into a new bill that recognizes same sex marriages from out of state. It was completely stripped inside and out and re-written to be a gay rights bill.
The gutting and amending of SB 54 allowed this controversial bill to pass to a full floor vote after going through only one committee hearing. It’s wrong for such a controversial bill to go through only a partial vetting without the opportunity for maximum public input.
After months of protesting, faxing, calling, and petitioning in opposition to these two bills, the governor has turned his back on voters, families and the state’s most vulnerable— our children.