Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, center, who as San Francisco mayor pushed for gay marriage licenses, leads a celebration at City Hall. The crowd includes Willie Brown, right, ex-mayor and Assembly speaker.
Then-San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, center, talks with then-Gov. Pete Wilson after Wilson signed a bill doubling tolls on Bay Area bridges in August 1997 to fund seismic upgrades. At left is then-Assemblywoman Carole Migden, D-San Francisco.
Associated Press file, 1997