In case you were hiding under a rock this past week, or were just not listening, California became the 13th state in the nation to have equal rights for all last week.
But wait, don’t go running to get your marriage license yet! Gov. Jerry Brown (D) issued instructions to counties to “begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California as soon as the 9th Circuit confirms the stay is lifted” which was done on Friday, June 28th. A copy of the order lifting the stay from the Supreme Court regarding California Prop 8 can be found here.
However, there are reports that it could take as long as 25 days for some counties to begin allowing marriages again. It is suggested that you contact your local County Clerk to see when they will be performing same sex marriages again.
It was reported that two of the named Prop 8 plaintiffs, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, were married on June 28th in Los Angeles. Their wedding was officiated by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
San Francisco resumed issuing same-sex marriage licenses during the Pride Weekend and is issuing licenses this Saturday and Sunday, from 9-5.
I am thrilled that California is back on track in equal rights for everyone!