California’s governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked for a meeting with leaders of the state’s gay and lesbian community who are furious after his veto of same-sex marriage legislation last week.

The meeting will take place in the governor’s office next Wednesday and will include members of Equality California (EQCA) and Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff. However it is not clear if Schwarzenegger himself will attend, reported.

EQCA welcomed the invitation and said it was their priority to educate the governor about same-sex parent families.

Last week the California Senate and Assembly passed legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in the state. However Schwarzenegger announced the following day he would veto the bill as the Californian people voted in 2000 to maintain the definition of marriage as between only a man and a woman.

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