While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own: At least 10% of its state lawmakers identify publicly as LGBTQ, believed to be a first for any U.S. legislature.
The California legislators, all Democrats, are proud of their success but say it underscores the hard work that remains in their own state and elsewhere, such as handling the fallout from measures such as Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, which bans some lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, or laws in other states limiting transgender students’ participation in sports or blocking gender-affirming medical care for youths.
“When it comes to LGBTQ people, we’re on two tracks: One track is that societally we’re winning. People by and large are totally fine with LGBTQ people, they support us, they are accepting and willing to vote for LGBTQ candidates,” California state Sen. Scott Wiener, a member of the LGBTQ Caucus, said Monday.
Yet, he said, “despite the fact that we are winning the battle in society at large, you have a very vocal, dangerous minority of extremists who are consistently attacking and demonizing our community.”
At least 519 out LGBTQ candidates won elected office this year, in positions ranging from school board up to Congress and governor, said LGBTQ Victory Fund press secretary Albert Fujii. That’s a record, well up from 2020, when 336 LGBTQ candidates won, according to the group, which along with Equality California calculated that California is the first state to pass the 10% threshold.
Of the 12 current or soon-to-be members of the California Legislature, eight were already part of its LGBTQ Caucus, including the leader of the Senate and three other senators whose terms run until 2024. Four current Assembly members won reelection Nov. 8, with two new Assembly members and two new senators joining them, increasing the caucus’s ranks by 50%. The AP has not yet called one remaining race that could add an additional LGBTQ lawmaker.
The lawmakers will be sworn in for their new terms Dec. 5; between both chambers there are 120 total legislators.
The U.S. census has found that 9.1% of Californians identified as LGBT — compared with 7.9% for the nation overall — so the Legislature will have roughly reached parity in sexual orientation and gender identity. Meanwhile, the Legislature has not yet reached parity in gender or in race and ethnicity, according to statistics from the California State Library.
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We get the leaders we deserve – heaven help us!
Let’s all get together for a picture to celebrate sexual disorders.
Some of them aren’t in the assembly anymore and they are all gay or lesbian.
There is no representation for trans, genderqueer or bisexual, at least in the photo.
The California Assembly and Senate have 120 members so 10% is 12 people.
Those 12 people is not a majority. The 90% is the majority so whatever problems there are-that is your source.
California needs to redirect spending to help these people with their mental illness.
What percent identify as struggling with a mental disorder?
May God heal and deliver them.
Of course, He will not override their free will.
“…you have a very vocal, dangerous minority of extremists who are consistently attacking and demonizing our community.” So stands the culture wars with Christians now the enemy of a powerful and motivated political force with a large following, which will brook no opposition and which will eagerly persecute Christians who oppose their agenda. They will see this as their triumph, the ultimate validation of their life-style. II Tim 3.
Romans 1 and Romans 2:1
Christians are not anyone’s enemies.
Christians don’t attack anyone.
Christians know who the real demon is.
Please read Jesus’ words in John15, esp. vv. 15-24.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another.
gay alliances are sex crime clubs, especially pedophilia. mark my words, within five years there will be a big push to normalize pedophilia. that’s the reason for all the preparatory steps you see being taken now with normalizing drag queen story hour. pedophilia is the end game. the gays want your little boys.
I would add one correction.
The normalizing of pedophilia is here. We do not need to wait 5 years.
Groomers are in power
Living breathing proof that the “gay liberation” movement should have been brutally crushed in its inception