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Prop. 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo get married at Los Angeles City Hall

Ceremony conducted by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on his final day in office
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Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo got married Friday evening at Los Angeles City Hall by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on his final day in office.

The event was aired live on some Los Angeles television stations and nationally on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC.

'On behalf of the state of California, let me pronounce you married,' Villaraigosa said at the end of the ceremony.

The Burbank couple are one of two couples who were the plaintiffs in the case that successfully defeated Proposition 8 which was voided this week by the US Supreme Court.

The ceremony took place at 6:15 pm, about 90 minutes after that of the couple's fellow Proposition 8 plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry who were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

'I love Paul more than anything else in the world, and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with him,' Zarrillo said in a statement. 'This is the happiest day of our lives.'

He added: 'This week, our nation’s High Court said that I am more equal, that we are more equal, that our love is just like our parents and grandparents, and that any children that we may have will be equal, too.'

Katami and Zarrillo’s best friends, Scott Jones and Devin Swanson, served as witnesses.

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