SF Mayor Celebrates Gay Pride, Praises New York Gay Marriage Ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)- San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee started his Pride Week celebration Saturday by attending the installation ceremony of the Pink Triangle atop Twin Peaks. He also praised the state of New York for Friday night’s passage of legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage.

Lee called it an historic vote.

“I know the people here are celebrating and realizing that it’s yet another important state, that these are important relationships that are worth legal justification,” he said.

With New York now the sixth state to legalize same sex marriage Lee said California is behind.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

He hopes the latest decision resonates here. “I am eager for our courts to rule in the right way, because I think that there are legal arguments that support that, but the legislation in New York did the right thing,” said the mayor.

Same-sex marriage was legal in California between June and November of 2008, until it was overturned by voter approved Proposition 8.

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