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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Saturday, 24 January 2004

Will the rest of the US, then the world, follow where California may lead?

It is often said, with some justice in my view, that innovative developments regularly happen first in the 'golden state', then are gradually adopted throughout the rest of the United States, followed in due course by many other countries around the world.

This proposal from California State Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) may perhaps be, and I hope it is, another example. Of course, getting this law through the California State Assembly is certainly not a foregone conclusion and even if it does pass that hurdle it is by no means certain that Governor Schwarzenegger would not veto it, specially given the recently re-stated views of President Bush on gay marriage in his 'State of the Union' message earlier this week.

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