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California Gov. Jerry Brown Calls On Scotland To Pass Marriage Equality

JerryBrownLawmakers in Scotland are currently debating whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage, and promised to have a decision by July 11th.

As they discuss the pros and cons in private, California Gov. Jerry Brown is publicly calling on them to rule on the side of equality.

"Our job [as politicians] is not to give brilliant speeches only, but it is also to lead the people and get them to follow and so that is a matter where, each leader in each community, has to make their own decision,” Brown told the BBC.

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  1. I hope political leaders in Scotland call on Gov. Jerry Brown to get his own state in fiscal order before meddling in other countries. Ridiculous.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Jun 29, 2012 2:50:49 PM


  2. Scotland to Jerry Brown..."you first!"

    Posted by: topdawgbombadil | Jun 29, 2012 3:55:44 PM


  3. The marriage vote in Scotland is going to take place in 2013. Where did you get July 11th?

    Posted by: Angus | Jun 29, 2012 3:55:57 PM


  4. Asking Scotland to pass gay marriage when California hasn't done this yet does seem a bit odd. But then they always did call him "Governor Moonbeam" in the 70's. Then again in the 1970's anyone who even PREDICTED that Americans would one day be legaliing gay marriage would have been called "moonbeam."

    Posted by: Mary | Jun 29, 2012 5:32:31 PM


  5. Mary, are you high? California passed marriage equality, I know several married couples in L.A. It's the Mormons and the Catholics that tried to nullify via voter referendum, and lincolnlounger why are you so homophobic? Troll or what?

    Posted by: ty | Jun 29, 2012 9:30:31 PM


  6. What the hell is Jerry Brown's connection to Scotland?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 30, 2012 1:24:44 AM


  7. Technically, marriage equality was passed by CA legislature and vetoed by Schwarzenegger. It is Supreme Court of CA that made it temporarily legal, while ruling on the unconstitutionality of Prop 8 - the anti gay initiative paid for primarily by conservative churches.

    Posted by: Dan P | Jul 1, 2012 11:30:19 AM


  8. Darn I got my timeline wrong - the Court decision was after the SF Marriages - and then came the CA supreme court - then prop 8. Currently marriage is only available to those who were married in the short window after the court decision and before Prop 8. No other same sex marriage can occur in CA.

    Posted by: Dan P | Jul 1, 2012 11:33:38 AM


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