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July 29, 2013

They tell GSN they want to have another wedding ceremony with families present

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami may finally be married men, but they are still planning a wedding.

One of the two couples who were the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit that brought down California's Proposition 8, the couple got married at Los Angeles City Hall on 28 June in the first hours that same-sex marriages became legal again in the state.

'We had to watch our wedding back on TiVo to really have it sink in because it all is very out body,' Katami said when the couple chatted with Gay Star News recently.

July 24, 2013

San Diego County Clerk says he filed to stop marriages in order to obtain legal clarity

The California Supreme Court has denied a request by the clerk of San Diego County to immediately halt same-sex marriages in the state.

The denial on Tuesday (23 July) comes eight days after the same court denied a similar request made by backers of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative in 2008 passed by voters to outlaw gay marriage in California.

Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. had argued that county clerks in the state were not legally bound by Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris orders last month that they marry gay couples.

July 20, 2013

Court has already denied separate request by backers of Proposition 8

The clerk of San Diego County is asking the California Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in the state insisting that they are still illegal.

Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. filed a petition Friday (19 July) arguing that county clerks in the state are not legally bound by Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris orders that they marry gay couples.

On Monday, the state Supreme Court turned down a similar request made by backers of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative in 2008 passed by voters to outlaw gay marriage in California.

July 20, 2013

Court has already denied separate request by backers of Proposition 8

The clerk of San Diego County is asking the California Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in the state insisting that they are still illegal.

Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. filed a petition Friday (19 July) arguing that county clerks in the state are not legally bound by Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris orders that they marry gay couples.

On Monday, the state Supreme Court turned down a similar request made by backers of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative in 2008 passed by voters to outlaw gay marriage in California.

June 29, 2013

Prop. 8 plaintiffs married in San Francisco City Hall

Kris Perry and Sandy Stiers, one of the two couples who were plaintiffs in the  lawsuit that toppled Proposition 8, got what they were fighting for on Friday: they got married.

The couple were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

'I now declare you spouses for life,' Harris said at the end of the ceremony.

The brides then shared four kisses and the crowd, which had gathered quite quickly and had been silent throughout the ceremony, erupted in cheers.

June 29, 2013

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier to be married by state's attorney general

Same-sex couples resumed getting married in California late Friday afternoon.

First in line were Kris Perry and Sandy Stier (pictured getting their license), one of the two couples who were the plaintiffs in the successful challenge to Proposition 8.

The wedding was to be officiated by Attorney General Kamala Harris on the mayor's balcony at City Hall in San Francisco and carried live on some local TV stations in the state.

June 5, 2012

'Until all people have equal rights, especially on this issue of marriage, we can't celebrate'

When it came time for California's Attorney General Kamala Harris to address the crowd at Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's annual LGBT Garden Party over the weekend, the sound system was no longer working properly.

The the words of the event's guest of honor could still be heard loud and clear above the crowd.