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PHOTOS: L.A. mayor officiates wedding of co-plaintiffs in Calif. gay marriage case

Friday, June 28, 2013

LOS ANGELES — For the first time in over four years, a same-sex couple has tied the knot in Los Angeles.

Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two plaintiffs who successfully challenged Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, were married Friday evening by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at 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.

Full story here.

Damian Dovarganes, AP
Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami marry in Los Angeles on Friday.

Damian Dovarganes, AP
Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami are married by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, Friday June 28, 2013 at City Hall in Los Angeles.

Damian Dovarganes, AP
Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami, center, pose for photos after being married by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Friday June 28, 2013 at City Hall in Los Angeles.

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.

In San Francisco, plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier married earlier Friday, with state Attorney General Kamala Harris officiating.

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5 more reader comments:

  1. Watched this live and it was unbelievable to see. This is real ! It’s finally real !!

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:27pm
  2. That’s beautiful made me tear up I’m so happy

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:29pm
  3. one of the most beautiful weddings ever! honored they let the whole world share in their joy! and also fought to make my dreams come true too! :D

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:38pm
  4. I can’t wait until my partner of 8 years can do this in TX.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 9:00pm
  5. Me too, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was so happy to perform that union. I’m proud that a Hispanic mayor is able to show the majority of conservative Hispanics that it’s all about equality.

    Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:07pm