SAN FRANCiSCO, Calif. (KPIX) - California held its first same sex marriage since 2008 on Friday after a federal appeals court lifted its freeze on such ceremonies.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday that the sponsors of California's voter-approved gay marriage ban lacked the authority to defend Proposition 8 in court once the governor and state attorney general refused to do so.
State Attorney General Kamala Harris performed the ceremony for Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, who were the plaintiffs in the landmark court case that challenged Proposition 8. The two were married in San Francisco about an hour after the appeals court lifted the ban.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa married Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, the other two plaintiffs in the case, at Los Angeles City Hall, Friday evening.