Same-sex Marriage Breaking News: Justice Denies Request to Halt Gay Marriages

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Same-sex Marriage Breaking News: Justice Denies Request to Halt Gay Marriages

by Wochit 0:53 mins

Justice Anthony Kennedy denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. Cities across the nation were gearing up for what were expected to be especially well-attended and exuberant gay pride parades following the U.S. Supreme Court decisions restoring same-sex marriages to California and granting gay couples the federal benefits of marriage they were previously denied. Dozens of couples in jeans, shorts, white dresses and the occasional military uniform filled San Francisco City Hall as clerks resumed issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court removed the last obstacle to making same-sex matrimony legal again in California.

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