Parkhurst had been born as a woman, even though he lived as a man for decades.
LGBT history in California
Moreau says that controversy over history lessons has often crystallized in one place before spreading to others. Inthe state passed Proposition 22which restricted state recognition of marriage to opposite-sex couples. This page was last edited on 5 Januaryat University of California Press, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in California, and in the entire United States, in when San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom allowed city hall to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. InHarvey Milk was elected city-county supervisor in San Francisco, becoming the third openly gay American elected to public office and the first in California.
Johnston,pages Ina consenting adults law was passed in California  due to an extensive lobbying effort led by State Assemblyman from San Francisco Willie Brown. Get your history fix in one place: In Stephen O. We have to guard against backlash. Melvin and Curtis D.