THEY DID! Lesbian Prop 8 couple marries in California

What a freaking week. The court of appeals for the 9th circuit in California has just lifted its injunction on the lower court’s order striking down Proposition 8. That means marriages of gay couples in California begin again, immediately.

The flood gates are open. And to risk mixing my metaphors, this genie ain’t going back in the bottle any more. It’s over. We won.

The first couple to marry was Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, in San Francisco, below.  Later, Prop 8 Plaintiffs Jeff Katami and Paul Zarrillo got married tonight in Los Angeles.

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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier about to get their marriage license in California as marriages for gay couples begin again in California following historic Supreme Court ruling. (Photo via HRC)

It’s over, they’re married! Well, they said their “I dos” and got their license, now they’re having a ceremony in moments – it’s rather confusing. You can watch it live here in moments.

And here’s the photo from the actual wedding, as compare to getting their marriage certificate from the clerk in the photo above:

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And here’s the video of the wedding:

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2013

BREAKING: Immediate Return of Marriage Equality to California a Joyous Day for America

Following historic decisions, weddings begin immediately as 9th Circuit ends Prop 8 once and for all

WASHINGTON – Gay and lesbian couples will immediately be able to marry in California thanks to decisive action by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to lift the stay on same-sex marriages. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released the following statement from San Francisco:

“After four and a half long and painful years, justice for committed gay and lesbian couples has finally been delivered. In California, a time of struggle and indignity are over, and love, justice and freedom begin anew. And now, no election, no judge – no one – can take this basic right away. At long last, marriage has finally returned to the most populous state in the nation.

“Kris Perry and Sandy Stier’s twin sons were just starting high school when their moms’ right to marry was taken away, now, as they prepare to start college, they will finally see their family recognized in the eyes of their state and their country. Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, now free to marry, can finally plan the family they’ve always wanted. Thousands upon thousands of lives are about to change for the better, for good. And young LGBT people across the Golden State will can today look forward to a future where they are truly and fully equal.

“Today is a day of profound celebration, but tomorrow – and every day from here on out – we will fight until joy, dignity, and full equality in all its forms reach each and every corner of this vast country.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


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