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Schwarzenegger Vetoed 2 Gay Marriage Bills Fathered Child Out Of Wedlock

by David Badash on May 17, 2011

in Celebrities,Marriage,News,Politics

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, who vetoed two same-sex marriage bills as Governor of California, revealed today his own marriage ended after he told his wife of twenty-five years that he had fathered a child out of wedlock more than ten years ago with a member of their household staff.

“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said Monday night in a statement issued to the L.A. Times. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.

“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement read. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”

The former actor and Governor, 63, has four children with his own wife, Maria Shriver, 55.

As Governor, Schwarzenegger, a Roman Catholic, vetoed a same-sex marriage bill in 2005, then again in 2007. In 2008, the Governor had a change of heart and announced at a convention of the Log Cabin Republicans that he would fight a ban on same-sex marriage, what became known as Proposition 8.

“Schwarzenegger said he was confident a ban would never pass in California and called the effort ‘a waste of time’,” USA Today wrote in April, 2008. Prop 8 passed that year, by a 52 – 48 margin.

In 2007, after Schwarzenegger vetoed a marriage equality bill for the second time, Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California said, “This will be part of his legacy. He single-handedly is standing in the way of lifting the cloud of discrimination for millions of Californians.”

To his credit, Schwarenegger refused to appeal a California District Court of Appeal ruling that overturned Proposition 8, his state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

(Image from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal website)

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{ 5 comments }

Sarah May 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

So, he fathered this kid a decade ago and it has just now gone public? Can't believe this wasn't dug up by his opponents during his election for governor!

Cas May 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

LMAO. He isn't running for re-election. This wasn't dug up by anyone, it was revealed after he and his wife split.

Stephen Kay May 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Maggie gallagher = head and creator of the hate group NOM. 2 children out of wedlock, and her now reputed husband never seen. Doesn't wear a wedding ring.

Only thing missing = her GF.

George Reker = foounder of the super hate group FRC Spent $20,000 to rent a rentboy.com com male "escort" to go with him to Europe to give him massages on his private parts. jo-Vanni Roman, the gay college age male prostitute admitted the relationship.

Minsiter Ted Haggard = hated gays and ranted against them Got outed by his 30 yr old male prostitute

Got "christian cured" and then got caught again.

Finally found his gonads and now supports gay marriage. Got to feel sorry for his wife though – a marriage based on lies, driven by societal pressure to appear str8.

10% of all divorces fit this kind of pattern. I've actually met over a dozen, mostly men, who knew they were gay, married conventionally. All these marriages failed in 2-20 years.

The interesting thing is that in about half of them, the gay person helped his Ex find someone to remarry and is still a good father to their kids and best friend to his ex wife

Thats real love vs all the religious freakouts opposed to gay marriage and divorcing at a 50% rate………

Which means we can guess at least 75% of freajiyts are adulterers.

evolutionisfact May 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Typical slob hypocrite conservative. I guess one wife and four yelping offspring wasn't enough for this "devout" catholic lowlife!! Enjoy the publicity you rightly deserve you right wing POS phony! Let's all hope this puts a LONG overdue end to this yo-yo's political career! Good riddance "Governator"!!

Jade May 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm

The issue isn't with the fact that they're immoral — it's their personal business — it's whether or not they don't believe other people deserve equal rights because of selective reading of a text or personal problems and decide to block equal rights for others.

So, for example, Newt Gingrich's marital issues are of no concern to me, and if he didn't legislate/donate for or against gay marriage, it'd be no issue, BUT since he does, he's basically saying "gays are the threat to marriage" even when divorce is the real issue.

So no, it's not a matter of whether or not they cheat on their spouses, want sex in the bathroom, or get a blow job in the Oval Office. It's whether or not they fight against equal rights for people they disagree with. Why is it that these people can get married over and over again, when people who have remained monogamous and committed to one another even against all odds, can't even get married once? That's the contradiction!

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