Keegan, Michael

The Hypocrisy Hall of Fame: Schwarzenegger and Marriage Equality

By Michael Keegan
People For the American Way

Arnold Schwarzenegger's long list of past indiscretions - including the recent revelation that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff - shouldn't be any of our business. As long as he didn't break the law, nobody beyond his immediate family should be concerned with his private affairs. But is it too much to ask that Schwarzenegger, and other politicians who have found themselves caught up in messy family situations, extend to all Americans what they say they want for themselves: to not have others meddle in their private lives?

I am still angry at Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not because he hid a personal secret from the public and from his own family, but because he did so while working to deny thousands of California citizens the right to have legal families at all.