Press Releases

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom partners with marriage equality groups to create Winter of Love Pinterest board

It’s been 10 years since Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin first said their vows in San Francisco’s City Hall, kicking off the Winter of Love and jumpstarting the movement toward marriage equality. Now, 17 states and the District...

February 5, 2014

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court Proposition 8 hearing:

As I sat in the chamber of the U.S. Supreme Court this morning, I took a moment to savor this final step in the long march towards justice. It is truly an emotionally staggering day.

March 26, 2013

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's statement on the Governor's budget proposal:


Today’s 2013-2014 budget proposal is a welcome relief from recent years. Governor Jerry Brown’s commitment to sustainable balance and surpluses is evident in a budget that invests in our priorities.

January 11, 2013

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Statement on Gun Violence in America


For those calling for the postponement of any discussion of gun and mental health policy in America – you are wrong.



December 14, 2012

Statement by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear Prop. 8 case:


Today marks the beginning of the end for a California journey that started eight years ago when San Francisco issued same-sex marriage licenses. By agreeing to hear the Proposition 8  case the U.S. Supreme Court could end, once and for all, marriage inequity in California...

December 7, 2012



The campaign in support of Ryan Andresen, a gay Boy Scout who was kicked out of his local Boy Scout troop and denied his Eagle Scout Award because of his sexual orientation, has gained significant momentum...

November 15, 2012

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statement on the postponement of fee hikes at the California State University Board of Trustees meeting

I commend Chairman Bob Linscheid and California State University Board of Trustees’ decision today to postpone a set of proposed fee hikes and choosing to explore other options that will address CSU’s funding issues while...

November 13, 2012

Statement from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom of the passing of former Lt. Gov. Merv Dymally

It is with great sadness that I learn of the passing of former Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally. A...

October 6, 2012

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom statement on the appointment of Tim White as Chancellor of the California State University


Today the California State University is fortunate to gain Timothy P White, an educator long dedicated to diversity and excellence, as Chancellor.

October 3, 2012

Statement from the Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on the loss of 1,000 Comcast jobs


I am disappointed that Comcast has decided to take 1,000 jobs out of California in its announced plans to consolidate call center operations in the Western United States.

September 24, 2012