The AP reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he wants the state to begin handing out marriage licenses immediately. State Attorney General Jerry Brown agrees. Both politicians agree with a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. The judge will now decide whether to allow same-sex marriages to proceed.
Schwarzenegger, who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay.