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He also stated that the death penalty was fundamentally immoral and did not deter crime.
SF Mayor Takes Gay Marriage Fight To Court
When the August 10,filing deadline passed, the discussion around San Francisco shifted to talk about Newsom's second term. On January 31,Newsom's campaign manager and former deputy chief of staff, Alex Tourk, resigned after confronting Newsom over a sexual affair the mayor had with his wife in late The San Francisco Chronicle. Many prominent Democrats, such as Dianne Feinstein, criticized Newsom for issuing the directive for same sex marriage licenses, claiming it had contributed to John Kerry 's defeat in the presidential election. Gay marriage was illegal almost everywhere, including in the state of California. Newsom placed first in the November 4,general election in a nine-person field.
Before Since By age By education Spouses. Archived from the original on May 7, They talked about their rights being tramped by activist judges, talked about the fact that we were going to start teaching in textbooks to young kids about the fairy princesses being able to marry other fairy princesses. Governor's Mansion public Fair Oaks, California private. Newsom was baptized and reared in his father's Roman Catholic faith. During the election, Newsom was a prominent and vocal opponent of Proposition 8the ballot initiative to reverse the California Supreme Court ruling that there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. In DecemberNewsom called on the University of California to reclassify computer science courses as a core academic class in order to incentivize more high schools to offer computer science curriculum.