Those on the other side of the debate, meanwhile, think the appeals court acted appropriately. Follow the instructions to update your password. They had a civil partnership ceremony in after 12 years together. Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban, became the first gay couple to wed in Los Angeles since on Friday at City Hall. Orlando Sentinel via Getty Images. That meant Friday's news -- the resumption of same-sex marriages in California -- was expected, even though it wasn't known when it would happen.
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Gay marriage opponents react; legal criticism. On June 28,the U. Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. A federal appeals court later ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional, though it still issued a stay on same-sex marriages until the U.
Stier and Perry, the lead plaintiffs in the U. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. Justin Sullivan via Getty Images. Two men celebrate at a Pride parade in Salerno, Italy, on May 26, The 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall. Effective immediately, county clerks shall issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California.