Gay Weddings Resume in California
Prop 8 plaintiffs get the honor first
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2013 5:33 AM CDT
Updated Jun 29, 2013 6:18 AM CDT
Sandy Stier, left, exchanges wedding vows with Kris Perry during a ceremony presided by California Attorney General Kamala Harris at City Hall in San Francisco Friday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – The first gay weddings in California since the Supreme Court dealt a death blow to Prop 8 are in the books. First up yesterday were two of the plaintiffs in the case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, who wed in San Francisco, reports the Chronicle. "It has taken us nine years to get here," said Perry. In LA, meanwhile, the other two plantiffs—Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo—also got hitched. They might have gotten it done before Perry and Stier if not for one classic LA problem: snarled freeway traffic that delayed the trip to city hall, reports the LA Times. A flood of weddings is expected through the weekend after the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on gay weddings yesterday, about three weeks earlier than expected.




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northstar
Jun 29, 2013 7:53 PM CDT
quite frankly, l'm getting tired of reading about this day after day, after day.....don't we have much more important issues to tend to? lt's a " done deal."
Witzelsucht
Jun 29, 2013 7:06 PM CDT
We are ridding ourselves of false sexual morality. Nudity no longer shocks or titillates. We are creating a culture in which men and women interact as equals. The overly aggressive and controlling manly man will become extinct as succeeding generations of women select incrementally less aggressive males. Homosexuality has gained acceptance as a normal variation, and we grow indifferent to woman-on-woman, man-on-man, male-female, and even group sex. Future humans will not consider gender when choosing a sexual partner or a life mate. Society will be sex-positive, sex-neutral, and sexually integrated.
Imhotep
Jun 29, 2013 11:50 AM CDT
Marriage is for people that plan on having kids and even that is slowly going out of style. It doesn't really matter anymore if your married. The child will have a last name one way or the other. You can even adopt a child if your a single gay person. It certainly has nothing to do with love. If marriage guaranteed life long love why are there so many divorces. If that's their idea of equality and human rights then it's only a money / benefit / equality issue. The marriage part is just fluff. God doesn't care. Marriage wasn't made in heaven. Just ask all the people getting a divorce. I'm still trying to figure out which one is the recipient of the others Social Security Benefits if one dies before the other. Does one have to declare themself the male and the other the female or will the Social Security administration create a whole new classification. Will either one get the others benefits ? If it's the Government you know they'll create something really goofy.