September 7, 2005

california's legislature was the first in the nation to pass a same-sex marriage bill.

facing pressure from both sides, assemblyman umberg (d-anaheim) said he ultimately decided to support the measure because of his children...

"This is one of those times when history looks upon us to be in the lead," Mr. Umberg said. "The constituency I'm concerned about is a very small one, that is the constituency of my three children should they decide to look back on my record."

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