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PBC News & Comment: Marriage Equality Started in San Francisco 10 Years Ago

10 years ago this week, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom took huge political risk and permitted same sex marriage, available soon in Virginia....Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and generate a $15 payment to support this podcast!

--that uber-liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just invalidated California restrictions on concealed weapons permits

--important union vote underway in Chattanooga, as workers vote on UAW representation, supported by VW management;  Obama slams opponents, like Sen. Bob Corker, who may have broken the law in this threats to workers

--VP Biden tells House Dems that White House knows it won't get fast track approval of Trans Pacific Partnership deal

--Obama's largely symbolic increase in minimum wage for some federal contract workers draws opposition from phony think tank run by DC ad/PR guy, Richard Berman

--Obama visits Fresno to address California's drought, hopes to link it to climate change

--feds approve 3 new fracking sites off California coast

--new study in journal Science says methane leaks from natural gas wells are much more than reported

--over objections from defense lawyers, judge sets trial for Nov. 3 in death penalty case of accused Boston Marathon bomber

--federal judge fires his overseer of troubled Oakland police department