Monday, June 16, 2008

gay marriage legal in california at 5:01 pm


justice peeks its head out, now and again.

California prepares for first gay marriages

June 16, 2008 - A state Supreme Court decision last month overturning a ban on gay marriage has already produced one major change: marriage licenses will no longer list bride and groom but rather Party A and Party B.

The landmark ruling goes into effect at the close of business [5:01 pm P.S.T) on Monday, when San Francisco and West Hollywood, both known for a major gay population, will marry one couple each. Dozens of other couples will marry in a handful of smaller county offices open to all in the evening.

"If marriages performed outside of New York are going to be recognized, I'm sure it won't be too long before New Yorkers will be able to be married in their own state. So already it is having an impact that crosses the impact to the Atlantic Coast," said Star Trek's Mr. Sulu -- actor George Takei -- who is marrying longtime partner Brad Altman.

"We are boldly going where no one has gone before," he said, jokingly..."

Gay Couples Prepare to Wed


In San Francisco, where Mayor Gavin Newsom helped launch the series of lawsuits that led the court to strike down California's one-man-one-woman marriage laws, workers got ready for the crush of couples by setting up a satellite office in the lobby of City Hall. As of Friday, nearly 620 couples had booked appointments to obtain licenses at San Francisco City Hall over the next 10 days.


but sadly and inevitably the forces of oppression and heteronormativity also begin to reveal themselves...

All Things Considered, June 16, 2008 · On Monday afternoon, the first gay couples will legally exchange marriage vows in California. The state Supreme Court overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages. But a ballot initiative in November might stop them.

doesn't matter what they do. californians will vote for love; i believe in them! we will win! the tide is turning...

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