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Same-sex couple Jen and Francis Rainin react during their wedding at San Francisco's City Hall after the 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall.  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Same-Sex Weddings Resume Throughout California

Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state’s same-sex couples to wed since 2008, when about 18,000 marriages went forward during a brief legal window before a voter-approved ban.

07/01/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Begins In South Bay With High Demand For Licenses

The Santa Clara County Clerk’s office issued more than twice as many marriage licenses as usual in its first day since a federal court lifted a stay on same-sex marriages late last week.

07/01/2013

Rainbow flags line the courtyard at San Francisco's City Hall (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Justice Kennedy Denies Motion To Halt Gay Marriage In California

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the state.

06/30/2013

Same-sex couple Jen and Francis Rainin react during their wedding at San Francisco's City Hall after the 9th Circuit Court lifted the stay on same-sex marriage in California, immediately sending a flurry of soon-to-be married couples to City Hall.  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Despite New Effort To Halt Same-Sex Marriage, Over 100 Couples Wed In San Francisco

Over 100 same-sex couples wed at San Francisco City Hall Saturday as clerks continued issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately lift a 4-year freeze.

06/29/2013

Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry wave after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prop. 8 Supporters File Court Motion To Halt Same-Sex Weddings In California

Lawyers for the sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, filed an emergency motion Saturday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court that on Friday freed the state to resume issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

06/29/2013

Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (C) and Kriss Perry (R) are married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fed Court OKs Immediate Gay Marriages In California; SF Conducts 1st

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, filed an order late Friday afternoon allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California immediately. At San Francisco City Hall, officials quickly conducted California’s first same-sex marriage ceremony.

06/28/2013

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Larger Crowds Expected At SF Pride After Prop. 8, DOMA Rulings

This weekend’s Pride celebration in San Francisco is expected to be an even bigger party this year, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.

06/27/2013

Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) walks with her partner Sharon Papo before they are married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area, California Readies To Resume Same-Sex Marriages

Most legal analysts think Proposition 8 supporters have slim-to-zero chance of preventing same-sex marriages from resuming once the Supreme Court’s ruling becomes official in 24 days. On Thursday, county clerks offices were getting ready for the anticipated flurry of same-sex marriage license applications.

06/27/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Raises Ballot Measure Questions

The narrow ruling said private citizens couldn’t defend the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage known as Proposition 8, even after government officials refused to do so. That legal technicality has left many wondering about future hot-button ballot measures passed by voters but undone in court when politicians refuse to fight for them.

06/27/2013

A same-sex marriage supporter stands on a friend's shoulders and waves a pride flag as she celebrates during a block party on Castro Street on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Party In The Streets Of Bay Area Over High Court Marriage Rulings

Thousands of people were partying in the streets of San Francisco and other communities throughout the Bay Area Wednesday evening to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings which struck down California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, handing a pair of victories to supporters of same-sex marriage.

06/26/2013

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