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Gavin Newsom Talks to Jimmy Kimmel About Obama's Prop 8 SCOTUS Brief: VIDEO


California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the man who defied his state's same-sex marriage ban and began marrying gay couples in 2004, joined Jimmy Kimmel last night and as it usually does when Newsom is around, the topic of marriage equality came up.

Newsom applauded Obama for opposing Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court and for his evolution on the issue.

"The idea that within this period of ten years a President would actually use the words marriage equality and support same-sex marriage is an extraordinary thing. I couldn't be more proud of him and the progress this country has made on the issue."

Kimmel and Newsom also discussed the Republican amicus brief that was filed, and Newsome noted that "it tends to be mostly ex-politicians" who signed it but praised the two current congresspeople who signed it for their leadership."


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  1. Love him. Hope to see a lot of him in the future.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 1, 2013 9:41:05 AM

  2. Smart man. I am sure he will continue to have and impact on the state and country...

    Posted by: Tom in Long Beach | Mar 1, 2013 11:40:33 AM

  3. Future Senator and President.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 1, 2013 12:00:12 PM

  4. Good to see Politics by Talk Show is still alive and well. He wants higher political office more than he cares about gays, but anyone could figure that out.

    Posted by: GB in LA | Mar 1, 2013 12:39:52 PM

  5. Completely wrong about government. If you proceed with this, you deserve the easily-predictable consequences.

    Posted by: Randy | Mar 1, 2013 4:48:24 PM

  6. He was a great Mayor. Got to say, he needs a new, better fitting shirt though.

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 1, 2013 4:50:39 PM

  7. His political gambling is paying off again. His tactic has made the SSM in CA to make an avoidable time-consuming detour.

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Mar 1, 2013 6:46:08 PM

  8. He is a sociopathic narcissist who cares about no one but himself. While he was in office, he betrayed his best friend and campaign manager who helped get him elected by embarking on a very public drunken affair with his best friend's wife. He also showed up plastered out of his mind at the hospital bedside of a police officer who had been shot. But when a reporter tried to ask him about the incident, Newsom got nasty with the reporter.

    Do your homework, people. He is not good.

    And by the way, his former wife, former prosecutor Kimberley Guilfoyle is now a CONSERVATIVE commentator on Fox News.

    Posted by: Aladdin | Mar 2, 2013 5:58:54 AM

  9. Yes, Aladdin, because everyone of us have lived so perfectly, we are able to hurl judgements at others.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Mar 2, 2013 6:25:03 AM

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