By Melanie Nathan. 1/23/10
Shirley Tan did a formidable job when presenting her profound story to a very moved and emotional mainstream audience at the MLK Award dinner in marin County on Thursday night. As a Commissioner on the Human Rights Commission, I was so proud to introduce Shirl as well as Jay Mercado her spouse and their twin sons. They were warmly received and I really believe people sitting in the 260 people audience, including elected official and legislative staffers, may not have previouslyhad an opportunity to hear just how USA LGBT community is impacted by the lack of equality under our immigration law .
The Offices of Mark Leno, Lynn Woolsey, Jared Huffman were well represented.