Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NEWS: First Openly LGBT Assemblymember is new Speaker!

Another barrier for the LGBT community was shattered as Assemblymember John A. Pérez became the state’s first openly gay Speaker yesterday. 

"Like Harvey Milk, Speaker Pérez is more proof that being LGBT does not preclude a person from achieving greatness or making the world a better place for others, " said a statement from Equality California (EQCA).  The statement went on to say they look forward to working with Speaker Pérez as they push forward with an aggressive legislative agenda to propel California closer to full LGBT equality. They also look forward to working with him to ensure that the state has a budget that protects the critical health and human service needs of ALL people, especially those most in need.

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