Schwarzenegger also vetoed legislation that: Last year Schwarzenegger vetoed a Lieber bill to increase the minimum wage, saying, "Now is not the time to create barriers to our economic recovery or reverse the momentum we have generated. Powerful tornado hits Cuban capital of Havana In Pictures: Gay rights advocates said the Republican governor had betrayed the bipartisan ideals that helped get him elected in the recall election. He declined to protect nurses from being required to work overtime or having to lift patients on their own.
Geoffrey Kors, executive director of the gay rights group Equality California, called Schwarzenegger's rejection of same-sex marriage and expansion of domestic-partner rights a political bid to "play both sides.
Schwarzenegger will veto gay marriage bill
Also that same day, he vetoed SBwhich would have excluded a transfer of co-tenancy interest in a principal residence from property tax reassessment if the principal residence was owned by two individuals and was transferred to one of those individuals upon the death of the other, with the survivor obtaining sole ownership of that property. On October 10,Governor Schwarzenegger signed the SB into law, a follow-up bill re DP joint state income tax filing which clarifies that an RDP or a former RDP would be treated as a spouse or former spouse for personal income tax and corporation tax purposes. Also that same day, he signed SBwhich updated California's Education Code and ensure the strengthening and uniformity of all non-discrimination policies governing all publicly funded schools, charter schools, alternative schools, and post-secondary educational institutions. In vetoing the bill to legalize gay marriage, the governor wrote that he believed gay couples were "entitled to full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against. 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.
On September 29,Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB into law, which permits youth ages 12—17 to consent to mental health treatment without parental permission if the attending professional believes the youth is mature enough to make the decision or if the youth would present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to self and others without the services. On July 25,Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB into law, that extend the statute of limitation from two to three years for filing civil claims against hate crimes perpetrators or civil rights violators acting under color of law. On October 11,Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 54 into law, which recognizes same-sex couples as being married if they married outside of California before Proposition 8 went into effect and would also give same-sex couples who married elsewhere after Proposition 8 went into effect the same rights as heterosexual couples, except for the designation of marriage. In his veto message, Schwarzenegger said he supports the state's domestic partner laws, which give same-sex couples most of the rights and obligations of married couples, and would oppose efforts to overturn or weaken those statutes. And he vetoed legislation to allow workers locked out by employees during pay disputes to collect unemployment benefits. On a day when the governor rejected 52 bills, he discarded proposals that would have helped consumers buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.