State Sen. Mark Leno
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as “between a man and a woman.”
The bill, authored by state Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, gives survivors of human trafficking the right to terminate residential leases in order to protect themselves against their abusers. The bill also strengthens existing protections for survivors of domestic violence who are forced to vacate a rental property for personal safety reasons.
A March 10 deadline loomed for lawmakers considering whether to put Brown’s tax extension plan before voters in a June special election.