Same-sex couples marry in SLO
July 2, 2013
Eight same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses within a half hour of the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office opening Monday. [Tribune]
Most of the couples married by 9:30 a.m. By 4 p.m., 11 weddings had occurred at the County Government Center.
Minister Rod Richards of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County led the ceremonies in a corridor just outside the Board of Supervisors’ chambers.
On Friday, a federal appeals court ended California’s same-sex marriage ban paving the way for ceremonies to occur for the first time in four years.
Backers of Proposition 8, which created a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, appealed the appellate court ruling on Saturday. But, the Supreme Court upheld the decision on Sunday and same-sex marriages resumed in California on Monday.