Divisions between gay and lesbian activists and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger over same-sex marriage remain after a meeting between lobbyists and Schwarzenegger’s staff this week.

The executive director of lobby group Equality California, Geoff Kors, said the meeting on Wednesday was civil.

But Schwarzenegger staff present pointed out the governor had already said he would veto a same-sex marriage bill recently approved by California’s parliament, 365Gay.com reported.

Schwarzenegger was not at the meeting.

The Calfornian governor has until 9 October to approve or veto the bill. He has pledged to reject the bill because it conflicts with a 2000 state referendum that upheld the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

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