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California Court Rules SF Same-Sex Marriages are Void

On August 12, the California State Supreme Court ruled that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom lacked the authority to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and therefore that the marriages that took place are void. Over 3900 same-sex couples were married at SF City Hall earlier this year. However, the court did not rule on the issue of whether or not same-sex marriages should be legal. Protests were held in cities all over the state. In Santa Cruz, people gathered at the Town Clock. (announcement and discussion)

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[ GLBT Alliance I Diversity Center I Marriage Equality California I Indybay's LGBTQI Page ]
SF Same-Sex Marriage Verdict: Illegal

August 12, 2004: The California State Supreme Court has ruled that Mayor Newsom lacked the authority to issue the same-sex marriage licenses, and therefore that the marriages are void. Statement from Equality California, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and ACLU of Northern California Over 3900 same-sex couples were married at SF City Hall earlier this year. However, the court did not rule on the issue of whether or not same-sex marriages should be legal. Protests were held in cities all over the state.
 
 


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