Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Arnie Promises Some Kind of Vow

IMDB June 18, 2003:

Terminator - The Gay Icon?

The eagerly-awaited Terminator sequel Rise of the Machines is poised to turn Arnold Schwarzeneger's time-traveling cyborg into a gay icon. At the opening of the new sci-fi thriller - touted as the most expensive movie ever made - Schwarzenegger's naked character enters a gay nightclub featuring erotic male dancers to steal a black leather jacket and trousers. But the muscle-bound star insists the camp reference isn't a deliberate attempt to win over gay fans. He says, "The Terminator has been associated with leather. It's the most memorable kind of outfit that was created for any character in the history of motion pictures. I think the gay population is part of our society and the Terminator is an icon character for people who are gay or not gay - liking him has nothing to do with sexual preference."

AP September 7, 2005:

Schwarzenegger Vows Gay Marriage Bill Veto

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Wednesday he will veto a bill that would have made California the first state to legalize same-sex marriage through its elected lawmakers.


The governor has until Oct. 9 to issue the veto.

Despite his promise to do so, Schwarzenegger "believes gay couples are entitled to full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against based upon their relationship," Thompson's statement said. "He is proud that California provides the most rigorous protections in the nation for domestic partners."

The Governor went on to say that he felt (and he insisted on stressing he felt) that anyone of any gender has the right to grab anyone else, whether anyone else liked it or not. Although anyone getting groped by Arnold would of course like it. In the corner Maria Shriver sharpened her cheekbones into knives.

Schwarzenegger also stressed how important it was that "gay couples are entitled to full protection under the law," going on to say, "that's why it's crucial the law says they can't get married. If it gave them full protection, people might not think they should not like gay people. However, they are a part of our society and it's rumored many of them go to the movies."

No one pointed out that if Arnold thinks a leather outfit is "the most memorable kind of outfit that was created for any character in the history of motion pictures," then he hasn't seen too many films himself.

The scuttlebutt on the California State Assembly floor is that they will next try to pass a law that a person can't marry himself, no matter how self-centered he is.


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