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
Life is turning tough, society is shambling, love is receding, money craze/greed is overpowering everything and everywhere, not to interfere in one’s life has prompted in seeking prior appointments and has degenerated to such an extent that even parents have to knock the door of their children and wait till they are given okay, parents can’t dare to see into the laptop and/or incoming-outgoing calls in the mobiles of their children. Privacy and non-interference is the well accepted slogan
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