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San Francisco's Gay Marriage Plaintiffs Finally Wed

Posted: Jul. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

California Prop 8 and DOMA were thoroughly smashed by the supreme court, but it was the effort of two San Francisco lovers who catapulted the case from California all the way to the supreme court. After a more than merely sorted affair, the two were finally wed after the stay on marriages was lifted, a grand triumph of human spirit and the determination of love.

The lead plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, about an hour after an appeals court cleared the way for same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses for the first time in 4 1/2 years.

State Attorney General Kamala Harris presided at the wedding of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, of Berkeley. The couple sued to overturn the state's voter-approved gay marriage ban along with Jeff Katami and Paul Zarrillo, of Burbank, who planned to marry Friday evening at Los Angeles City Hall.

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