Leno is the grandson of Jewish Russian immigrants. He is a native of Wisconsin and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to become valedictorian of his graduating class at the American College in Jerusalem, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Leno also spent two years in rabbinical studies at Hebrew Union College in New York. Afterward, he moved to San Francisco on the invitation of his sister. He lived his first four years in the Tenderloin before moving to the Noe Valley neighborhood. In 1978, Leno started Budget Signs as owner and operator. The business incorporated in 1982. Working with his life partner, Douglas Jackson, the business continued to grow and their involvement in community affairs steadily expanded. Jackson died from complications related to AIDS in 1990. Despite this loss, Leno continued his efforts in community service.By "community service", Leno and his allies seek to destroy American culture. What they hate the most is the happy American nuclear family, as symbolized by the 1950s TV show, Ozzie and Harriet.
Leno's latest plan is to legalize a wacky form of polygamy in California. The Sacramento Bee reports:
Beaver had June and Ward.Forget Heather Has Two Mommies. Heather could have 5 moms and 2 dads. Here are details from the law:
Ricky had Ozzie and Harriet.
Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child.
When adults fight over parenthood, a judge must decide which two have that right and responsibility – but that could end soon.
State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents.
"The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," the San Francisco Democrat said.
This bill would authorize a court to find that a child has 2 presumed parents notwithstanding the statutory presumption of parentage of the child by another man. The bill would authorize the court to make this finding if doing so would serve the best interest of the child based on the nature, duration, and quality of the presumed or claimed parents? relationships with the child and the benefit or detriment to the child of continuing those relationships. ...I sometimes get readers who naively say that he gay rights lobby just wants the same rights that others enjoy. But this is not about the liberty to engage in perverted sex acts, or the right to express their love without govt interference, or anything like that. It is an attempt to give the family court judges broad new powers to intervene in people's lives. The Bee continues:
This bill would provide that a child may have a parent and child relationship with more than 2 parents. ...
This bill would, in the case of a child with more than 2 legal parents, require the court to allocate custody and visitation among the parents based on the best interest of the child, including stability for the child.
The key factor is a child's best interest: SB 1476 does not force judges to do anything, it only provides them with discretion to recognize multiple parents if doing so not only is beneficial, but is required for a child's well-being, Leno said.Create their own lives? Is she kidding? No, the purpose is to give lesbians new ways to cut the dad out of the lives of his kids. A divorced mom could get a couple of lesbian lovers, and soon the dad is just one of 4 or 5 parents under the law. And all completely under the discretion of some family court judge who is allowed to apply his personal prejudices.
Californians give judges great power to split families with the stroke of a pen, so there is a duty to do it right, said Ed Howard, senior counsel for the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law. "And we can't get it right if we're forcing judges to rule against their judgment." ...
SB 1476 states that concerns about child stability "may mean that not all parents share legal or physical custody." ...
Ellen Pontac, a Davis gay-rights activist, said she and her wife, ...
"I just think that people should be able to create their own lives," she said.