California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger came out in favor of gay marriage just after the Supreme Court overruled a 2000 voter-approved gay marriage ban in May. And in April – a month before the court ruled – Schwarzenegger told a group of gay Republicans, “I will always be there to fight against that [a constitutional ban against gay marriage], because it should never happen.” But since May, the governor has been silent on the issue.

In the intervening months, prominent politicians have weighed in on the issue of gay marriage in California.

John McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has said she opposes the idea of gay marriage, while her Democratic rival, Joe Biden, appearing on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres that California's proposed gay marriage ban is “regressive” and that he would vote against it.

And just this week, California's senior Senator Diane Feinstein appeared in a new No-On-8 ad, where she tells voters she disagrees with banning gay marriage, calling Prop 8 “discriminatory.”

Schwarzenegger, however, has remained silent on the gay marriage ban, despite the fact that many Republicans are opposed to it.

A new Log Cabin Republicans website highlights Republican leaders opposed to Proposition 8. The site features quotes, bios and interviews of prominent Republicans who oppose banning gay marriage in the state – Mary Cheney (an openly gay Republican and daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney), San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin, comedian Dennis Miller and Desperate Housewives Producer Marc Cherry included.

Schwarzenegger's own wife, Democrat Maria Shriver, has been more vocal in opposing the gay marriage ban, “I believe in people's right to choose a partner that they love, and that's a decision that I have come to, and I have felt that way for a long time,” she recently told KNBC-TV.

The last word we heard from Schwarzenegger was back in May, when at a gay marriage rally he said, “I'm wishing everyone good luck with their marriages and I hope that California's economy is booming because everyone is going to come here and get married.”

I'm certain the No-On-8 campaign is grateful for good wishes, but as the election nears and polling suggests the race too close to call, where is the leadership and “fight” Schwarzenegger promised in April?

Schwarzenegger's appeal to moderate Republicans – the likely core swing vote to decide gay marriage – and overall popularity in the state could greatly influence the future of gay marriage in California.

On the Net: Pro-gay marriage Republicans at