Equal marriage bill heads to Calif. Senate
Christopher Curtis, PlanetOut Network
A bill legalizing same-sex marriage is headed for California's Senate floor next week after clearing the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
Sen. Carole Migden, the chair of the committee, championed the bill, AB849. It would legally define marriage as gender-neutral and was approved, 7-4, with Sen. Dean Florez, D- Shafter, joining three committee Republicans in opposing the bill.