In recent weeks, we've pointed out that people are largely free to fornicate on the streets of San Francisco — but dogs cannot. Prosecutors struggle to convict vandals — as juries state that graffiti is not vandalism, but “art.”
So, along those lines, only in San Francisco could a gay, rabbinical school dropout be deemed not progressive enough — and subjected to political attack as a closet conservative.
There are legions of gay, rabbinical school dropouts. But the only one representing San Francisco in the state senate is Mark Leno. Entertainingly, Leno wasn't even studying to be a Conservative rabbi. He dropped out of the Reform movement's Hebrew Union College in the 1970s and headed to San Francisco.