Same-sex couples move forward with weddings

August 8, 2010 4:03:39 PM PDT
Same-sex couples are still moved forward with weddings over the weekend despite a stay on the ruling that overturned Proposition 8.

Vanessa Judicpa and Maria Ydil planned to exchange vows Sunday night during a ceremony in South San Francisco. The couple tried to get a marriage license shortly after the voter-approved constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was struck down Wednesday, but they were turned away at San Francisco City Hall.

Sunday night's wedding is not "legal" but same-sex marriage supporters hope the judge will lift his stay in the coming days.

"California will not be hurt if we stop discriminating. Now, we agree with that," attorney Ted Olson said on Fox News Sunday. "We believe that the individuals that we represent, and tens of thousands of other Californians, should not any longer be denied their constitutional rights, and we hope the judge decides to allow his decision to go forward."

Opponents of same-sex marriage want the stay to remain in place until the appeals process is complete. The case is expected to go all the way to the Supreme Court, which could take years.

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