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First same sex couple to be married at SF City Hall within the hour!

Here is the order from the Ninth Circuit undoing the stay.

The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately.


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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California.

The court lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court's action, counties can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

A spokesman for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had originally said it would takes the court at least 25 days to act after a Supreme Court ruling.

More in the LA Times article
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County clerks who preside over marriages said they were ready for same-sex weddings. Marriage licenses already are gender-neutral, and clerks began receiving calls Wednesday from gay couples wanting to schedule appointments.
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4:16 PM PT: "The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately," the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling.


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Attorney General Kamala Harris with Prop 8 Plaintiffs
Kristin Perry and Sandra Steir, about to marry them

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7:21 PM PT: New York Times

The two couples who sued to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage moved immediately to marry late Friday afternoon, just hours after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, lifted the stay that had been in place.

The court had stopped same-sex marriages while the case wound its way through the Supreme Court.

Attorney General Kamala Harris rushed to San Francisco City Hall within minutes of the ruling to perform the wedding for Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, who have been together for more than 15 years and have four sons.

http://www.nytimes.com/...

Originally posted to jpmassar on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics, Kossacks for Marriage Equality, LGBT Kos Community, SFKossacks, and Milk Men And Women.

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