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Newsom Builds War Chest for 2018

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) “reports that he has already banked nearly $5.5 million for a possible run for governor that’s still more than three years away,” the AP reports.

Fully Legalized Marijuana will Need a Regulatory Regime, and California is Already Planning for It

Robert S. Wieder reports on California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's efforts to anticipate regulatory issues involving the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in his state.

Legalize It: Gavin Newsom Commission Releases Marijuana Recomendation Report

California could soon become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana use and former Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has 58 opinions about that. That’s according to a report from a Blue Ribbon Commission chaired by Newsom that investigated what would happen if California legalized recreational marijuana use for adults. Show More Summary

Gavin Newsom And Marijuana Task Force Want To Regulate Legal Pot-Grows Like Breweries

A Blue Ribbon Commission with a mission to create a policy framework for the eventual (inevitable) legalization of marijuana in California has just released a big new report. [ more › ]

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom releases report on guidelines for marijuana legalization

A panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to guide the debate on the legalization of marijuana in California with an emphasis on limiting children's access to cannabis, reducing illegal activity and tightly regulating the drug's growth and sales. 

Supremes: Romance Trumps Process

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.”

Truthdigger of the Week: Early Marriage Rights Champion Gavin Newsom

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

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.

Sweet Vindication for Gavin Newsom, Who Staked His Career on Same-Sex Marriage

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: "unbelievable" gay marriage decision, 11 years after his move

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

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.

San Francisco mayor on gay marriage: 'We are proud of our city leading the nation'

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.

The Bay Area Reacts To Historic Same-Sex Marriage Ruling; Street Party Planned In Castro

Same-sex marriage advocate and early rabble rouser Gavin Newsom says, "To deny the value of any love, devalues all love." [ more › ]

Newsom in Bronze: Fans of politician Gavin Newsom want...

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...

Day Around The Bay: Leno's Ellis Act Bill Fails Again

Bay Area Bike Share approved to increase tenfold, can a bronze bust of Gavin Newsom capture his hair, and more. [ more › ]

Gavin Newsom Tells Grads: 'You Don't Have To Be Something To Do Something'

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Gavin Newsom launches Google-like engine for lawmaking

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's Digital Democracy, which he hopes will increase civic engagement        

WATCH: Gavin Newsom vs. 'Homo Sex Is Sin'

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

How California Bested Texas

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

Gaving Newsom's rational support of legalizing pot

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)

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