Tag Archives: Mark Leno

SAN FRANCISCO: London Breed Wins Mayoral Race

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded defeat in the San Francisco mayor’s race Wednesday to Supervisor London Breed. “I called Supervisor London Breed this morning to congratulate her and to wish her every success both personally and professionally in her new job as mayor of San Francisco,” Leno said in a news conference at a ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Mayoral Candidate Mark Leno Holds Thin Lead, Would Be City’s First Openly Gay Mayor

San Francisco’s Fox affiliate reports: The race to see who will become San Francisco’s next mayor is still up in the air as of this morning with former state Sen. Mark Leno holding a narrow lead over Board of Supervisors president London Breed. Initial results from Tuesday’s election indicated a large margin in first-place votes for Breed. However, once San ...

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Tony Perkins Has The California Sadz

Pretty much exactly as I predicted two hours ago.

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CALIFORNIA: Gov Signs Bill Removing “Husband” & “Wife” From Marriage Laws

Yesterday California Gov. Jerry Brown signed openly gay state Sen. Mark Leno’s bill which changes the wording in marriage statutes, replacing “husband” and “wife” with gender-neutral terms like “spouse.” The bill also removes limits on recognizing legal out-of-state same-sex marriages. Expect Tony Perkins to scream that it’s now a crime to say “husband and wife.”

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CALIFORNIA: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Children More Than Two Legal Parents

After vetoing a similar measure last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill which allows children to have more than two legal parents. Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said he authored the measure to address the changes in family structure in California, including situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent. The law ...

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CALIFORNIA: Openly Gay Sen. Mark Leno Calls On State Not To Invest In Russia

Openly gay California state Sen. Mark Leno today announced a resolution that calls on California’s state pension plans to refrain from investing with Russian companies. The Senate resolution, which Leno said will be passed in the coming weeks, could be the precursor to actual legislation barring investments in Russia. The resolution notes that homophobic laws have already led to violence ...

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My Eyes Ache From The Rolling

So-called “intactivists” are going to protest tonight’s fundraiser for openly gay state Sen. Mark Leno because he didn’t support a bill to ban circumcision in San Francisco. UPDATE: A commenter reminds me of when I lost interest in San Francisco’s bill.

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Anti-Gay Group Claims To Have Signatures To Place SB 48 Repeal On CA Ballot

Via Los Angeles Weekly: “Stop SB 48,” the group that wants to repeal a state law that allows California students to learn about important people in history who were gay, claimed in an email to supporters yesterday afternoon that its petition drive for a ballot measure will be successful. “The signed petitions are coming in at an incredible rate — ...

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CALIFORNIA: Church Ejects Gays During Rally To Repeal LGBT Education Bill

(Tipped by JMG reader Brandy)

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Christian Pastor: California’s LGBT Education Bill Is Against Jesus

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Anti-Gay Group Vows: We’ll Overturn California’s “Nazi” LGBT History Bill

More anti-gay hate groups are piling on the petition drive to place a repeal of California’s LGBT history bill on the June 2012 ballot. Today, it’s the World Congress of Families. “When people have [voted], and Governor Brown knows that he has an issue that would fail when put to a popular vote, of course, they just go around the ...

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Hate Groups React To CA History Bill

Catholics For The Common Good Claims that this bill is needed to reduce bullying against children that are experiencing gender confusion or take on ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ identities are absurd. Children must be taught respect for all persons because of their intrinsic value, not because they agree with their behavior or like their characteristics. In fact, reducing people to merely ...

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BREAKING: Victory In California As Gov. Jerry Brown Signs LGBT History Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed openly gay state Sen. Mark Leno’s LGBT education bill. Leno’s legislation requires that California’s history textbooks including notable LGBT figures. “Today we are making history in California by ensuring that our textbooks and instructional materials no longer exclude the contributions of LGBT Americans,” said Senator Leno (D-San Francisco). “Denying LGBT people their rightful place ...

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Will CA Jerry Brown Sign History Bill?

It remains unclear whether California Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the LGBT history bill approved earlier this month by the state legislature. Brown is under enormous pressure from anti-gay hate groups nationwide. Equality California weighs in: As a community we must convince Governor Brown to sign the FAIR Education Act (SB 48 – Leno). We don’t have a lot of ...

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Christian TV On CA LGBT History Bill

With a special guest appearance by Randy Thomasson of the hate group, Save California.

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CA Sen. Mark Leno On LGBT History Bill

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LGBT History Bill Passes CA Assembly

The Advocate reports: Sponsored by gay senator Mark Leno, the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act “ensures that the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are accurately and fairly portrayed in instructional materials by adding LGBT people to the existing list of under-represented cultural and ethnic groups already included in the state’s inclusionary education requirements,” according ...

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MSNBC On CA’s Gay Education Bill

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CALIFORNIA: Gay Ed Bill Passes In Senate

California’s education bill requiring that notable LGBT people be positively portrayed in textbooks was passed yesterday by the state Senate. If the bill is adopted by the state Assembly and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to require the teaching of gay history. Supporters say the move is needed to counter anti-gay stereotypes and beliefs ...

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CALIFORNIA: Christianists Ramp Up Attacks On Gay-Positive Education Bill

Anti-gay Christianist groups are launching an all-out war on California’s pending SB 48 bill, which calls for the inclusion of notable LGBT figures in lessons about civics and history. From a World Net Daily story about “sexual brainwashing”: “Life has consequences. This is what parents get with the Democrats,” said SaveCalifornia.com President Randy Thomasson (pictured). “It’s what they get with ...

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