Leon Panetta served in the Barack Obama administration as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011 and as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to He received a Juris Doctor in 1963 from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
February 12, 2004 - Although it was still illegal in California, the city of San Francisco started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from mayor Gavin Newsom. The practice was halted by the California Supreme Court one month later. Another Supreme Court ruling would legalize the practice in the whole state in 2008, only to see it outlawed by the legislature's Proposition 8 later the same year. #history #LGBT #ssm