Governor Arnie announced to a somewhat confused world press today that gay marriages would not be approved by the state, and nor would human/animal marriages either. Except for horses.
The news came as a huge relief to Orville Messkin who married his six year old mare, Frigger, in a civil ceremony nine months ago.
"This news is a huge relief to me and Frigger," he said.
Governor Arnie announced that human/horse relationships were an exceptional exception because of the role played by horses in the founding and exploration of the USA and in the Kentucky Derby. So it remains legal for a man or woman to marry the horse of their choice, but illegal for any human to marry a snake, or a buzzard, or a dog or whatever.
"I'm devastated!" wailed Horatio Boneblower, a gay hairdresser from Berkeley who was planning on marrying his gay lover, a porcupine named Ted. "Ted and I are so in love, yet we can't marry. What is wrong with these people?"