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Human Rights Campaign Applauds Selection of John Pérez as California Speaker of the House

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded today’s selection of Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) as the next Speaker of the House in the California State Assembly.  Pérez, who served this year as the Democratic Caucus Chairman, is the first openly gay man to hold the state assembly’s top leadership position.  The selection makes Pérez the first openly gay state Speaker of the House in the country.