The Assembly approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in California. It’s a measure that’s made it through the legislature before, but was vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger. Lawmakers also passed a bill requiring the state to develop alternatives to the high school exit exam. And they approved a measure requiring California’s public retirement funds to divest from companies that do business with Iran.
In the Senate, a bill to allow parents of stillborn babies obtain a birth certificate was approved – as was a measure to relax confidentiality rules concerning police disciplinary records.
Still to come this busy week: a measure requiring Californians to spay or neuter their cats and dogs. Friday is the deadline for bills to make it out of the house they originated in.