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Assembly expected to choose first-ever openly gay Speaker

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS 8) -- The California Assembly is about to select its first-ever openly gay Speaker.

Assembly Democrats unanimously backed Los Angeles Democrat John Perez to hold one of the most powerful positions in state government.

The full Assembly is expected to approve the nomination.

Perez was elected to the Assembly last year and will take over for Karen Bass.

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