New and Venerable Institutions: Wedstock

Legacy: Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin (right) chat with Jean Harris, former aide to Supervisor Harry Britt, at Glide Memorial Church. 12/07/04

Wedstock: As failed Democratic leader Senator Dianne Feinstein attempted to scapegoat gays following the reelection of President George W. Bush, SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and other local leaders were unrelenting in their support for gay marriage. On December 12, 2004, Assemblyman Mark Leno introduced legislation to guarantee gays and lesbians that right. The "Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act" affirms the civil rights of same-sex couples while recognizing the right of religious groups to practice without government control.

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