This story posted on cnn.com ought to get some people thinking:

“LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A judge has ordered a man to continue paying alimony to his ex-wife -- even though she's in a registered domestic partnership with another woman and even uses the other woman's last name.

California marriage laws say alimony ends when a former spouse remarries, and Ron Garber thought that meant he was off the hook when he learned his ex-wife had registered her new relationship under the state's domestic partnership law.

An Orange County judge didn't see it that way.

The judge ruled that a registered partnership is cohabitation, not marriage, and that Garber must keep writing the checks, $1,250 a month, to his ex-wife, Melinda Kirkwood. Garber plans to appeal.”

I’ll say it again—the easiest, most expedient way to resolve this issue is for the government to have all couples under the same system. If everyone is treated the same, there can be no crying about lack of fair play.

Ironically, the California legislature had passed a bill granting marriage to same-sex couples. Gov. Terminator vetoed it, saying it was an issue for the courts to decide.

Huh? Leaving it up to ‘activist judges’??? Go figure.

I’m sure Mr. Garber, facing more legal fees on top of alimony payments, wishes Arnold would have signed the bill!