San Francisco values
The phrase San Francisco values refers to the general moral degradation present in San Francisco and the greater San Francisco Bay area. These values follow an very strong liberal tendencies and grew out of the Hippie culture that flocked to this city in the 60s and 70s. San Francisco values include: legalization of marijuana, gay rights, pro-abortion, gun control, environmentalism, anti-military, New Age spirituality, politically correctness, pro-illegal immigrants, and heavy government regulation of business. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a former Representative for the Congressional district containing San Francisco, is generally considered the political embodiment of San Francisco values and its powerful role in the Democratic party.
San Francisco has the largest population of homosexuals in the nation, located in the urban neighborhood known as the Castro, which was usurped from families by an influx of homosexuals in the 70s. It has been the location of many flagrant gay pride marches and other parades which have degraded into drunkenness, public nudity, public sex, and in recent years, shootings.
Marijuana has been legalized in California for prescribed medical use. However in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, marijuana use is common among the general populace and laws against it are not enforced. Similarly, prostitution is rampant and overlooked by the police.
Adoption agencies in California not only allow gay couples to adopt children, but there are even ones which purposefully seek out gay people to adopt children, on the faulty presumption that they will be better parents. 
Berkeley has gained a particular notoriety as a hotbed of liberalism, in particular University of California, Berkeley. In 2008 the city board voted to protest a Marines enlistment agency downtown. In Berkeley the homeless are afforded more rights and protections than tax-paying residents.
As an indicator of the extreme liberalism in this city, the most recent mayoral election (2007) had the following breakdown among major candidates:
- Gavin Newsom (Democratic Party): 73.66%
- Harold M. Hoogasian (Republican Party): 5.86%
- Quintin Mecke (Democratic Party): 6.33%
- Lonnie S. Holmes (United States Marijuana Party): 1.26%
- Wilma Pang (Peace and Freedom Party): 5.07%
- Josh Wolf (Socialist Party): 1.24%