Kris Perry and Sandy Stier are the first same-sex couple to be married in California since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Proposition 8 allowed the state to resume the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses.
Jubilant gay and lesbian couples flocked to city halls and county courthouses across California to wed with pets, siblings and kids in tow as same-sex marriages resumed across the state following a five-year legal hiatus.
Before the SCOTUS rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, the highest court in the land had handed down decisions that impacted our lives and relationships for better and for worse. Here are five of the most important.
City officials hope to see many more same-sex couples honeymooning and marrying in San Francisco now that the 2008 voter-passed ban against same-sex marriages, known as Proposition 8, has been struck down.
The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages. Ernest Dronenburg Jr. urged the state high court to immediately halt same-sex weddings while it considers his legal arguments that gay marriages remain illegal in CA.
California’s highest court refused Tuesday to block the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages while it considers a petition arguing that a voter-approved gay marriage ban remains valid in all but two counties.
What an amazing opportunity we have right now, a chance to celebrate and commit anew! Wedding planner Bernadette Coveney Smith has experience, and advice, for every aspect of a gay, lesbian, or trans ceremony.