Presented by City Hall San Francisco & Local 6: JON HAMMOND Band on front lawn of the beautiful SF City Hall during lunch hour free concert. JON HAMMOND at the B3 Organ along with Harvey Wainapel tenor, Steve Campos flugel horn, Barry Finnerty gtr. & James Preston drms. of Sons of Champlin band playing JH Band original "Nu Funk" (Hip Hop Chitlins). *Note: Jon's organ bench fell out of the truck on Polk St. (was recovered) One of Jon's famous sayings: "It's easier to find an Organ with no Bench than a Bench without an Organ" !
Catch Jon Hammond's daily radio show HammondCast 7 early-mornings a week on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM (CBS) in San Francisco c)2007 *******www.HammondCast**** Camera: Derek Tracy *Spcl. thanks Mayor Willie Brown & Lexi Peyer sfgov****
SF resident Bob Sodervick arrived at SF City Hall with Gay Pride Flag and positioned himself behind the Gay Men’s Choir during Gay Marriage Ceremonies in San Francisco 6/17/08
SF couple Spencer Jones & Tyler Barrick were two of the first through City Hall doors. They didn’t have an appointment but they wanted to get a marriage license & plan to marry later in the year.
Paul Hill & Brad Akin signed up on the web and became the first couple to wed in SF City Hall
David Speakman & his partner stood in line outside of the Santa Clara County Courthouse waiting to get their wedding license.
Congregation Sha’ar Zahar, a Progressive Reform Synagogue brought a chuppah to the steps of SF City Hall
The wedding is of Lisa and Beth Shapiro. The video shows ring exchange and then the offical declaring them legally married and them kissing.
A gay couple from Austin, Texas came out today to support the weddings. Zandt Bryan & Richard Acree are planning their own wedding for September.
Bill May from Catholics for the Common Good talks about why the judge made a mistake in allowing gay marriage.
Paul Hill & Brad Akin, the first couple to be married today, talk about how they’re feeling today.
Across the street from City Hall the Universal Life Church has a tent where Minister Don Pitts is waiting to perform any marriages that come his way.
For many couples getting married today, Catherine Chevalier's smiling face is what greeted them upon entering City Hall (after passing through the metal detector, that is). She was one of hundreds of volunteers helping to handle the horde of brides and grooms. She took the day off from her job in finance to work the information desk.
A Family Supports Gay Marriage - 6/17/08
Sistah Boom Drum Jam Rocks City Hall Steps
His day job is with San Francisco's juvenile justice system, but today's he is marrying people. Biderman volunteered to be deputized by the city so he could officiate gay marriages. He started with a gay couple who flew in from Minnesota. He's looking forward to more.
Gay couple mobbed by cameras as they prepare for nuptials in Contra Costa County