Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised a San Francisco's judge decision throwing out California's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it "affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves."
"He heard in-depth arguments from both sides on fundamental questions of due process, equal protection and freedom from discrimination. There are strong feelings on both sides of this issue, and I am glad that all viewpoints were respected throughout the proceedings," he said. "We should also recognize that there will continue to be different points of view in the wake of this decision."