In a surprising move last week by a republican state government run by republican Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger , California has moved to allow and recognize gay marriages. These marriages should begin taking place in June, unless a conservative group’s request to postpone the decision is granted.
The issue of gay marriages is already a controversial topic in our nation, one that has led 26 states to ban same-sex marriages. California’s decision to allow them is significant. California and its 32 million citizens have led the charge in a number of hot-bed issues since World War II, which means that this move could spark a national trend. There are roughly 108,000 same-sex households in California. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi already have plans to wed.