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San Francisco Bay Times:
Though Governor Schwarzenegger passed the Harvey Milk Day Bill, the Out-of-State Pre-prop-8-era-marriage recognition bill, and the LGBT domestic violence bill:
"But it’s not all good news. The governor vetoed two bills on the grounds that existing law and policy already provided the protections the bills sought to put into statute: the Equal ID Act (AB 1185, Lieu), allowing transgender people to obtain new birth certificates, and the LGBT Prisoner Safety Act (AB 382, Ammiano), considering sexual orientation and gender identity to safely house prisoners."

These two bills are crucial, and pressure must be put on the California legislature to pass these bills again in the next term.

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Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

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Can we trust Rasmussen anymore?

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