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BREAKING: Prop 8 plaintiffs prepare to marry moments after ban is lifted

Friday, June 28, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze.

In San Francisco, plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier planned to marry Friday at approximately 4:45 p.m., with state Attorney General Kamala Harris officiating, according to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which brought the lawsuit.

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Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry (right) Sandra Stier.

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, the two other plaintiffs who successfully challenged Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, will marry at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Los Angeles City Hall. The pair announced their plans minutes after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Prop 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami (left) and Jeff Zarillo have their marriage license and are headed to San Francisco City Hall.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order saying it has dissolved a stay it imposed on gay marriages while a lawsuit challenging the state’s voter-approved ban on such unions worked its way through the courts.

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20 more reader comments:

  1. Congrats to the lovely couple!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:25pm
  2. Freaking AWESOME.. CONGRATS..

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:28pm
  3. Congratulation’s!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:29pm
  4. Happy happy day,

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:31pm
  5. i just wish indiana would let us get married one day but the gov.is trying to put a ban on gay married here,,,,it s just not fair it should be all states ,,oh well ,,brett from indiana

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:31pm
  6. congrats to you both ,,

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:32pm
  7. congrats

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:32pm
  8. me and my partner of 22 years wants to get married one day ,only thing we have is our holy union,,maybe one day ,,

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:34pm
  9. Happy Happy ohhhh happy day!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:34pm
  10. Congratulation’s =)

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:35pm
  11. Congrats!! To a long and happy life together ladies! :)

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:36pm
  12. Congrats ladies!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:37pm
  13. Congrats!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:37pm
  14. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:39pm
  15. You showed them girls ! Congratulations, many years.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:39pm
  16. I hope you have many many happy years together! Congratulations!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:49pm
  17. You guys have millions of fans, you realize that, don’t you? You will be famous for the rest of your lives in the gay community. I hope you have long, long lives of bliss and prosperity.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:07pm
  18. Congratulations to Californians and the newly married couples that brought down Prop8 :)

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:08pm
  19. YAY!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:34pm
  20. Yay!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:51pm