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Editorial: Endorsements for CA offices

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The Bay Area Reporter recommends the following candidates for statewide offices in the June 7 primary.Governor: Gavin NewsomFresh off his resounding win in last year's recall race, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is almost certainly going to win reelection to a second four-year term.

For LGBTQ residents in the Golden State, that is a good thing. Newsom has consistently been a strong ally to the community, dating from his days as San Francisco mayor when he helped launch the nationwide fight for marriage equality by ordering city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.As governor, Newsom has signed significant pro-LGBTQ bills into law.

Last year these included bills requiring big stores to have gender-neutral toy aisles; allowing marriage and children's birth certificates to be updated to reflect their legal name and gender in a way that protects their privacy; and requiring public colleges and universities to stop deadnaming trans and nonbinary students on their diplomas and academic records.

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