Gay and Lesbian State Lawmakers Disappointed by Marriage Decision
Gay and lesbian state lawmakers reacted swiftly -- and at times tearfully -- to the news that the state Supreme Court had nullified thousands of same sex marriages.
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Democratic Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, who married her long-time partner in San Francisco earlier this year, called the court’s decision hurtful and un-necessary. Cut: JGTears (:13) “I put her on the plane this morning, and I said, by the time I got home tonight that we were probably not be married any longer and she said ‘oh, they won’t do that’ and they did.” Democratic Assemblyman Mark Leno, who authored a bill this year to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses, says he’ll push the measure again next year. Cut: MarkL2 (:02) “Love will prevail.” Other lawmakers questioned the court’s decision to rule on the validity of the marriages themselves and said the issue at hand was whether San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom overstepped his authority. The Executive Director for the Campaign for California Families who filed the lawsuit called it one victory, with three to go, referring to other gay marriage court cases. SOC