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Same-sex Marriage Bill Headed for Defeat

Sacramento -- A bill to legalize same-sex marriage appeared headed for defeat in the state Assembly late Wednesday after a historic, at times personal debate that touched on themes of personal liberty and societal values.

The bill, AB19 by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, was failing 35- 37 -- six votes shy of a needed majority. Eight lawmakers, all of them Democrats, including Northern California legislators Alberto Torrico of Fremont and Simon Salinas of Salinas, abstained, and five Democrats from the Central Valley and San Diego voted against the measure.

(Read more at San Francisco Chronicle).


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