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Paul Katami (R) shares a kiss after proposing marriage to Jeff Zarrillo (L) as the two plaintiffs in the case against California's gay marriage ban known as Prop 8 address reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Jonathan
Wedding bells for Paul Katami (R) and Jeff Zarrillo (L), the two plaintiffs in the case against California's gay marriage ban known as Prop 8?
Some good news for a Friday evening, via Reuters:
Gay marriage can resume immediately in California after an appeals court on Friday lifted an injunction preventing the unions.

"The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately," the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling.

I want to hear back on how many of you took the plunge on Monday, mind you.

Be sure to check out the celebrating going on in jpmasser's recommended diary!

4:38 PM PT: woot!

Same-sex marriage is now the law in California! #prop8

5:37 PM PT: And awesome, glorious news from Berkeleyside:

Prop. 8 plaintiffs and Berkeley couple Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were married this afternoon by Attorney General Kamala Harris at San Francisco City Hall. The wedding took place shortly after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay on the 2010 lower-court ruling that would clear the way for same-sex marriages, to begin immediately throughout California.

Perry and  Stier were at the head of the line that formed at San Francisco City Hall to obtain marriage licenses and Harris rushed to City Hall to perform the first marriage. According to media, including KQED News and the Los Angeles Times, the couple were the first same-sex marriage in California since 2008.

Congrats to the great, brave, fighting couple!

Originally posted to Susan Gardner on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 04:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics and Daily Kos.

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