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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gay Marriage: Next Stop, U.S. Supreme Court

Posted By on Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 10:32 PM

SF Weekly columnist Matt Smith calls in with the following from the No on 8 Rally:

"Next stop, U.S. Supreme Court!" said newly-elected California State Senator Mark Leno on gay marriage in a brief interview with SF Weekly at the No on 8 campaign event at the Westin St Francis Hotel.

The former assemblyman said that his focus as senator would be on hate crimes and discrimination against gays. Discrimination has been illegal around the country, said Leno, but no one has taken it to the Supreme Court. Maybe it's time to fight for the citizen rights of the gay community at that level, he said.

The crowd at the Westin was still rah-rahing, but Leno told the Weekly he was fairly certain gay marriage had lost.

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