Barack Obama is elected president after opposing same-sex marriage while on the campaign trail. Ontario police free 43 from 'modern day slavery'. Nearly 4, couples marry in San Francisco. Newborn, with umbilical cord still attached, found on road in frigid temperatures. Aids crisis begins in the US. Harris officiated the wedding of Perry and Stier, with over a hundred people gathering on crowded City Hall balconies in the rotunda to watch. California Supreme Court ordered to parties to brief on the merits and whether the stay should be issued  and on July 15, it denied the application for stay.
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The gay people against gay marriage
From February 12 to March 11,under the direction of Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Franciscoofficials of the City and County of San Francisco issued marriage licenses to approximately 4, same-sex couples despite it being illegal to do so at both the state and federal level. The American Psychiatric Association declassifies homosexuality as a mental illness. On May 15,it overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage with the ruling In re Marriage Cases. Gay villages Community centers. In a sharply worded dissent, Justice J.
Boulder County clerk Clela Rorex issued the licenses to couples shortly after starting her job. In a 2-to-1 decision, the appellate court overturned the lower court. Retrieved June 30, Activist Harry Hay started the group in California and it eventually expanded to have chapters across the US. After the ruling, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement repeating his pledge to oppose Proposition 8the ballot initiative that would override the ruling. The majority emphasized that it was not the role of the court to determine whether the "traditional definition" of marriage should be maintained.