Voice for Equality: Fabian Nuñez
February 12, 2009A San Diego native, Nuñez started his political career as a labor leader. He was elected to represent California's 46th District in the State Assembly from 2002-2008, and he served as Speaker of the State Assembly from 2004-2008. As speaker, Nuñez co-authored the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, which would have guaranteed marriage equality for all Californians.
Nuñez advocated powerfully for marriage equality as an opponent of Proposition 8:
"California used to ban people of different races from getting married under the law. It was wrong then and it's wrong now... Proposition 8 is a lot like that unfair ban on interracial marriage. And even though people may feel differently about marriage, everyone ought to agree that unequal treatment under the law is a bad thing."
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