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Kamala Harris Dazzles San Francisco Pride in Technicolor Jacket

Kamala Harris

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris followed up a striking primary debate debut with a return to her hometown of San Francisco to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

The California senator shared video of herself walking onto stage at San Francisco Pride on Sunday donning a glam sequined rainbow jacket with denim sleeves and shouting “Happy Pride!” into a microphone.

“Such an honor to be back home in San Francisco to celebrate #Pride,” she tweeted. “Remember, we will leave no one to fight alone.”

She later rode in the parade alongside husband Doug Emhoff.

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were in the car with the couple, according to SFGate. The lesbian couple served as plaintiffs in the court case challenging California’s Prop. 8.

The couple’s lawsuit brought down the proposition, which blocked marriage rights for same-sex pairs. After the win, Harris, then California’s attorney general, officiated the Berkeley couple’s marriage at San Francisco City Hall.

The senator noted that moment as she addressed the crowd at Pride.

“After we defeated Proposition 8, I was so proud to come right back here to San Francisco City Hall and perform the first marriage of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier,” she recalled. “We did all that together, and so now what is our job, then? Our job is to celebrate our success and rededicate ourselves to the fight, because we still have a fight before us,” 

A number of other nationally prominent California politicians also could be found at San Francisco Pride, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Harris made the return home from a busy week on the campaign trail, which including clobbering Democratic front-runner Joe Biden in the first primary presidential debate in Miami.

But Harris told San Francisco TV station KRON it was important to return to her hometown for the celebration of the LGBTQ movement.

“Celebrating equality and diversity and the fact that we still have a fight ahead. We’re all committed to fighting equal rights and civil rights, and no one should be made to fight alone,” she said.

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