Same-sex weddings resume in San Diego

Same-sex weddings resume in San Diego

[trib_ndn vid=24920794]SAN DIEGO — Same-sex couples were married Monday the County Administration Center in San Diego today for the first time since the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, under which Proposition 8 was struck down as unconstitutional.

Couples lined up outside the building early today to be married with San Diego’s scenic waterfront as a backdrop.

Stephanie Torres and Susan Hartman, together for 21 years, were the first to be married. They wore Hawaiian shirts and sandals.

“The roller coaster of life,” Torres said. “We’re here, we’re happy and we’re very happy with the Supreme Court decision and equal rights.”

In November 2008, voters approved Proposition 8, which effectively banned same-sex marriages by defining marriage as a legal union between and man and a woman.

A federal judge found the law unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court justices rejected an appeal by supporters of the initiative, leaving the lower court ruling…

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