San Francisco changed America. When then-Mayor Gavin Newsom opened City Hall to same-sex marriages during the 2004 Winter of Love, he had determined to “put a human face on discrimination.”
When the then-mayor of San Francisco ordered his city to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004, he helped put the United States on the course that culminated in this week’s historic Supreme Court decision to recognize the marriage rights of gay couples nationwide.
In 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom unleashed a national political and legal tempest when he issued about 4,000 marriage licenses to same-sex couples. At a time when gay marriage was expressly prohibited by California law, even...Show More Summary
Gavin Newsom was jumping into the car, headed to a breakfast speech on job creation, when a commonplace day turned extraordinary: The Supreme Court of the United States had affirmed the right of gays to marry.
It was at San Francisco's gilded City Hall that Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were furtively ushered into a private first-floor room by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom and married on Feb. 12, 2004.
Same-sex marriage advocate and early rabble rouser Gavin Newsom says, "To deny the value of any love, devalues all love." [ more › ]
Fans of politician Gavin Newsom want to display a bronze bust of the politician in City Hall, where he once served as mayor. Newsom, who says he feels "awkward" about the whole thing, has already gone through two sittings for...
Bay Area Bike Share approved to increase tenfold, can a bronze bust of Gavin Newsom capture his hair, and more. [ more › ]
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom encouraged graduates to take action and embrace failure in his speech at the San Francisco State University commencement on Friday. Newsom wanted to crowdsource the speech and had posted on Facebook to publicly solicit suggestions for topics. Show More Summary
He should start by writing it down. [ more › ]
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's Digital Democracy, which he hopes will increase civic engagement
The longtime equality advocate took a moment alongside antigay protesters outside the Supreme Court to reflect on how far we've come — and how little has changed. read more
Back in 2011, the Texas economy was doing so well, and California’s so poorly, that the Democratic lieutenant governor of California, Gavin Newsom, travelled to Austin to seek advice from an unlikely mentor: the Republican governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Show More Summary
To the editor: It is disconcerting to think that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in his run for governor, would be "taking a gamble" in backing the legalization of marijuana. ("Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use," April 6)
A few weeks into his first term as mayor of San Francisco in 2004, Gavin Newsom made a bold and controversial decision, ordering the city-county clerk to violate state law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
With Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom termed out in 2018, seven current and former state legislators, including Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), have opened committees to raise money for possible campaigns for lieutenant governor.
"How can we reconcile these sort of concerns that we all have around how quickly things are changing?" So asked California's Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, in a recent interview at Singularity... read more
California has the oldest and largest legal marijuana market in the country, bringing in $1.3 billion a year. It's also the least regulated, allowing for local governments to enforce their own rules at their whims and a thriving underground...Show More Summary
A group led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a proponent of legalizing marijuana, is calling for a public airing of the issue to prepare the ground for an expected 2016 ballot measure that would decriminalize use of the drug.
Tweet(Remember Gavin Newsom’s Vision from 2004 of Zero homeless people on the Streets of San Francisco by 2014? How did that work out? Oh, there are more now? Oh So now we have a New Vision Zero – SFGov has banned all transportation-related deaths and injuries in San Francisco starting in 2024 and continuing in […]