Assembly member Betsy Butler has a history of working to make safe, healthy communities for all families. Representing the 53rd Assembly District located primarily in the South Bay, she has made protecting seniors, veterans, public education, and the environment top priorities. She serves on the Assembly Budget Committee, the Committee on Education and chairs the Select Committee on Aerospace to name only a few of her assignments. She is also a member of the California Commission for Economic Development.
A current board member of Equality California, Butler is concerned with issues affecting the LGBT community. She is a strong support of marriage rights for LGBT couples, as this statement in response to the 9th Circuit Court's decision demonstrates.
“Today the 9th Circuit made the correct decision in ruling Proposition 8 unconstitutional. I have long believed that marriage is about love, not gender. So it brings me great joy that the court recognized to be true what many of us already know—that Proposition 8 served only to discriminate. It is my hope the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a similar fashion soon, so everyone who wants to marry can have the freedom to do so.”
In 2011, Butler was honored by the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club for her services to the LGBT community.
She will speak to us about legislative issues affecting the LGBT community, including the impact of the 9th Circuit Court's decision to overturn Proposition 8 and the Fair Education Act.
Bring your questions about Safe Schools, rights of LGBT seniors, the future of marriage equality, and other LGBT causes to get answers from this dedicated and approachable legislator.
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:00PM
Where: Westwood United Methodist Church -10497 Wilshire Boulevard(North east corner of Wilshire and Warner in Fellowship Hall on the 3nd floor)