Same-Sex Marriages Resume in California

Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier were the first to be married at San Francisco City Hall after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on same-sex marriage.

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In honor of SF Pride and on a day that same-sex marriages began again in California, San Francisco City Hall was lighted in rainbow colors on Friday, June 28, 2013. Lines for marriage certificates were forming at City Hall on Saturday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Cosgrove Norstadt (R) and Jeff Foote hold roses while exchanging vows as they were married at San Francisco City Hall on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A commissioner fills out a marriage certificate as gay weddings are underway at City Hall in San Francisco, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Clerks resumed issuing same-sex marriage licenses, one day after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately lift a 4 � year freeze. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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In honor of SF Pride and on a day that same-sex marriages began again in California, San Francisco City Hall was lighted in rainbow colors on Friday, June 28, 2013. Lines for marriage certificates were forming at City Hall on Saturday.
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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier were the first to be married at San Francisco City Hall, Friday, June 28, 2013, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on same-sex marriage.
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Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier become the first same-sex couple to be married in California after Prop 8 was overturned.
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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier were the first to be married at San Francisco City Hall, Friday, June 28, 2013, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on same-sex marriage.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Supporters applaud as same-sex couple Sandy Stier (2R) and Kris Perry (R) prepare to get married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in a challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, pose with their marriage license on Friday, June 28, 2013. A federal appellate court on Friday issued an order clearing the way for same-sex weddings to resume.
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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier were the first to be married at San Francisco City Hall, Friday, June 28, 2013, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on same-sex marriage.
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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier were the first to be married at San Francisco City Hall, Friday, June 28, 2013, after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on same-sex marriage.
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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier were the first to be married at San Francisco City Hall, Friday, June 28, 2013, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on same-sex marriage.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry wave after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry (R) kiss their son Elliot Perry (C) after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kriss Perry (R) are married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry wave from a balcony after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kris Perry (R) wave from a balcony after they were married by California Attorney General Kamala Harris as their son Elliot Perry looks on at San Francisco City Hall on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry look at each other as they are married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry embrace after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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American Foundation for Equal Rights
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in a challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, pose with their marriage license on Friday, June 28, 2013. A federal appellate court on Friday issued an order clearing the way for same-sex weddings to resume.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: (L-R) Same-sex couple Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami pose after they were married at Los Angeles City Hall by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, holding the marriage certificate, June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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