VETOED	DATE: 10/12/2007

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 43 without my signature.

As I stated in vetoing similar legislation in 2005, I am proud
California is a leader in recognizing and respecting domestic
partnerships.  I believe that all Californians are entitled to full
protection under the law and should not be discriminated against
based upon their sexual orientation.  I support current domestic
partnership rights and will continue to vigorously defend and enforce
these rights.

In 2000, the voters approved Proposition 22, a challenge to which is
currently pending before the California Supreme Court.  I maintain my
position that the appropriate resolution to this issue is to allow
the Court to rule on Proposition 22.


Arnold Schwarzenegger