San Francisco mayor
Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, have
announced they are expecting their first child.
"The mayor and the
first lady are thrilled to be embarking on this adventure
together, and they appreciate your good wishes," read a
statement issued Wednesday by the mayor's
The couple got married
last August. The statement was released after
first reported on the pregnancy.
As Newsom gears up for
a gubernatorial race, the mayor will likely face off against
fellow challengers Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, a former governor
and now a staunch Proposition 8 opponent, and former eBay CEO
Meg Whitman, who supported the ban on same-sex marriage.
headlines in 2004 when he directed San Francisco city
clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex
couples. (Michelle Garcia, Advocate.com)