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Plaintiffs in Calif. gay marriage case wed in SF

7:33 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
Same-sex couple Sandy Stier (L) and Kris Perry wave after they were married at San Francisco City Hall by California Attorney General Kamala Harris on June 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses
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By LISA LEFF / Associated Press   

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The lead plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban have tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall.    

State Attorney General Kamala Harris presided at the wedding of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier on Friday afternoon.    

Harris performed the ceremony less than an hour after a federal appeals court cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in the nation's most populous state for the first time since November 2008.    

That's when voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman.    

Perry and Stier sued to overturn Proposition 8, along with a Burbank couple who plan to marry Friday evening at Los Angeles City Hall.    

The Supreme Court on Wednesday let a ruling stand that declared California's amendment unconstitutional.

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