CA Gay Ed Bill Passes Out
of Committee by 3 to 2 Vote
Moments ago I finished up my phone chat with Roseanne Moreno, the assistant to the California Senate Judiciary Committee and can now report that SB 48, the gay education bill, passed out of committee by a vote of 3 to 2 along party lines.
Democrats Noreen Evans, Ellen Corbett and Mark Leno cast the ayes, while GOP Senators Tom Harmon and Sam Blakeslee voted no.
The legislation now works its way up to the Senate floor, and the date of that debate will be announced later.
Today's hearing was taped and will available on the Cal Channel by tomorrow afternoon, according to Roseanne. If you want to watch the meeting, click here on Wednesday, then search for the April 5 judiciary committee hearing. The debate on SB 48 was the first item on the agenda today, so it should be at the start of video.
As I write this, it's 5:30 pm and no info on the vote or hearing is posted at the Equality California web site. Same thing at the site for the Traditional Values Coalition.
Let's see how each side spins the vote earlier this afternoon, and how they mobilize for the next steps in moving SB 48 forward.