Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is vowing to uphold the California Supreme Court's ruling striking down a state ban on gay marriage.
The Republican governor issued a brief statement shortly after the court announced its decision Thursday.
The governor said, "I respect the court's decision and as governor, I will uphold its ruling."
He also reiterated his previously stated opposition to an anti-gay marriage initiative proposed for the November ballot. That initiative would write a ban on same-sex unions into California's constitution.
Last month, Schwarzenegger told a gathering of gay Republicans that he would fight the initiative.