California: Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Speaker

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

BY Thom Senzee

June 08 2014 12:59 PM ET

California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (foreground, left) with spouse, Jennifer LeSar (background, left) being sworn in by San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis (right).

 

Atkins with former speaker' John Pérez and State Senator Christine Kehoe.

 

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