Gavin Newsom an opportunity to fill the vacancy created when Becerra resigned last week as California attorney general to move to Washington. The attorney general oversees the California Department of Justice, which has 4, attorneys, investigators, peace officers and other workers; advises the state government on legal issues; and defends the state in court when it faces litigation. The attorney general also assists local prosecutors and police agencies with criminal investigations, and prosecutes offenders of state laws including those that protect the environment, charities and gun safety. Supporters of many of those being considered have held rallies and news conferences urging the governor to pick their favored contender. Becton, 69, was appointed as district attorney in and was elected to a full term in the post a year later.
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Gavin Christopher Newsom born October 10, is an American politician and businessman serving as the 40th and current governor of California since January A member of the Democratic Party , he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from to and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from to After graduation, he founded the PlumpJack wine store with a family friend Gordon Getty as an investor. The PlumpJack Group grew to manage 23 businesses, including wineries, restaurants, and hotels.
By Jim Christie. Opponents of gay marriage vowed to contest the ruling with a statewide ballot measure for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages. The ruling would allow California to be the second state, after Massachusetts, to allow gay marriage. Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Vermont permit same-sex civil unions that grant largely similar rights as those for married couples but lack the full, federal legal protections of marriage.
Thank you to the five justices. The day has finally come when loving couples can get married regardless of their sexual orientation. As San Francisco Mayor in , Newsom began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, setting off legal challenges, ballot propositions and a national debate that aimed to settle the issue once and for all. The comments came after a state Supreme Court victory against marriage bans, but before California voters approved the Proposition 8 marriage ban in