He said he was inspired to allow same-sex marriages after hearing President George Bush describe the need to prevent same-sex marriage, possibly by a federal constitutional amendment, in his State of the Union address. Of those same-sex marriage licenses issued, 82 couples either decided not to go through with a marriage or failed to register their marriage with the county before the state Supreme Court stay was issued, meaning 3, completed same-sex marriages were registered in the county. Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco. Plaintiffs in the various suits included same-sex couples who had married or planned to marry, the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles and the county of Santa Clara. Horton and Perry v.
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The bill was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brownand took effect on January 1, The opinion, written by Chief Justice Ronald M. Archived from the original on November 17, Retrieved December 8, Many wept with joy. AB and SB
The state and organizations opposed to same-sex marriage appealed. Attorney says test is first of California law". On August 12, exactly six months after the first licenses were issued to same-sex couples in San Francisco, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the City and County of San Francisco had exceeded its authority and violated state law by issuing the marriage licenses. California Proposition 22 City officials in San Francisco claimed that although the marriages were prohibited by state law, the state law was invalidated by the Equal Protection Clause. His uncle, he said, got daily death threats and always believed he would wind up killed.