Arnold Schwarzenegger Applauds SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling: ‘The Right Way to Go’

The man formerly known as ‘The Governator’ spoke about the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality on Friday.

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“I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”Yes, back in 2003, actor turned GOP politician Arnold Schwarzenegger made the aforementioned verbal blunder.

He spoke a lot more eloquently on the issue on Friday in Los Angeles.

Promoting his return as the T-800 in Terminator: Genisys, former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger voiced his approval of the nationwide legalization of gay marriage—while sneaking in a jab at the ineptitude of some politicians to effect change.

Asked to comment on the ruling during a press conference for the upcoming action sequel, Schwarzenegger spent precisely 40 seconds addressing today’s landmark court ruling.

“I’m very happy that they made the right decision because we in California of course are always a step ahead,” he said, giving a self-congratulatory shout-out to the 2008 legalization of same-sex marriage the state passed during his second term in office. “We made that decision already, a long time ago. Our Supreme Court of California decided that it’s unconstitutional to deny gay or same-sex couples marriage.”

“Everyone has equal rights,” continued the former Republican governor, who twice vetoed gay marriage legislation during his tenure before softening his stance on same-sex unions. “So this is the right way to go, and I think it’s a great celebration for America.”

Schwarzenegger might have had Supreme Court Justice Antonin “California doesn’t count” Scalia in mind when he added one last aside cheering the court’s 5-4 decision:

“Sometimes, I have to say, judges and the judiciary system make better decisions than the politicians,” he said. “Sadly, they are not really having the balls sometimes to lead and work together on these issues.”