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California temporarily has first openly gay governor

For a few hours on Wednesday, California had its first openly gay governor.
For a few hours on Wednesday, California had its first openly gay governor.

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Senate President Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg, D-Sacramento, are all out of state, leaving Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, in charge.

Atkins is the first lesbian elected as California Speaker. She's acting governor until Brown returns Wednesday night from a trade mission in Mexico.

Atkins tweeted a photo with the caption, "One of my first responsibilities today as acting governor was to make sure the acting first dogs got their morning walk."



She's set to appear Wednesday night via Skype on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC7.
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