Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians – all women — Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. It documents the tough struggles they endured and the compromises they made, while celebrating their pioneering success in the fight for LGBT rights.
Fierce and determined, these unforgettable women passed laws in the 1990s that paved the way for other states, such as the first anti-bullying law to protect gay students and the first legal domestic partnership registry. These laws were passed 20 years before the momentous 2015 Supreme Court decision that gave full marriage rights to all LGBT Americans.
Political Animals inspires us by showing how these courageous women, working together, changed history. It’s a great lesson on how laws are made and how important our lawmakers are.
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