‘Gay marriage mayor’ Newsom remembers Del Martin at DNCC caucus

August 27, 2008
"You can't separate an institution by making it a lower institution," Newsom added, speaking on Proposition 8, which would outlaw same-sex marriages constitutionally. No one proposed civil unions for interracial couples in 1967, despite 70% of the public being against interracial marriage, he noted. "How dare they have the audacity to say that today," he said of marriage rights opponents. "Really, what's at stake is [Martin's] legacy and her life." [Link]