In California, gay-rights advocates got bubkes from Arnie's minions yesterday. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would not meet with them, his staff members would not discuss the same-sex marriage law that he intends to veto, and the deadlines remain the same – the legislature has to hand it over tomorrow and Arnie has until October 9th to act on it.
In an amusing last-ditch effort, Equality California also intends to run this 30-second ad. (This opens a QuickTime clip.) It says Arnie has a chance to leave his mark and flashes images of JFK, Bobby Kennedy and George Wallace as his choices. "Governor, the choice is yours. Be a hero," it concludes.
His spokeswoman says, "The decision is made."