|Mayor Newsom officiated the first same sex marriage in CA|
Gavin Newsom was the Mayor of San Francisco in 2004 when he directed the city clerk to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. His political courage started California down the long road which came to an end with the Supreme Court decision this week.
When Prop 8 was passed and then overturned by the State Court, then State Attorney General Jerry Brown said the proposition should be overturned because it violated the U.S. Constitution. His refusal to defend the proposition is the reason the decision by the Supreme Court leaves no room for opponents of gay marriage to appeal the case. The decision by the Ninth Circuit will stand and marriages will resume soon.