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Gay marriage supporters celebrate Prop 8 decision
  10th anniversary of same-sex weddings  The action by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom paved the way for the legalization of same-sex wedding in many states across the nation Plaintiffs in California's Prop. 8 case wed in SF

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  The four plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban tied the knot Friday
  City leaders, members of the LGBT community and their supporters packed the rotunda to be part of history

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  Mayor Gavin Newsom presided at the wedding of Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84, in recognition of their long relationship
 More than 600 same-sex couples have made appointments to get marriage licenses in the city over the 10 days. Newsom helped launch the series of lawsuits that led the court to strike down California's one-man-one-woman marriage laws
May.28 Same-sex marriages to begin June 17  Barring a stay of a state Court ruling, same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state beginning June 17, according to a state directive May.16   Same-sex ruling victory for mayor  The ruling was a personal and political triumph on an issue that has come to define Newsom on the national stage. He explores a run for governor

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Aug.12 Calif. Supreme Court voids gay marriages
  San Francisco: The Court voided the nearly 4,000 marriages and ruled unanimously that the San Francisco mayor overstepped his authority
Mar.18 City asked court to resume gay marriages  City Attorney Dennis Herrera asked the California Supreme Court to allow the resumption of gay marriages Mar.9 Son of gay marriage opponent marries  David J. Knight, 42, the son of state Sen. William J. Knight exchanged vows with his longtime boyfriend Mar.5 City lawyers defend same-sex marriages  Lawyers: Preventing city from performing gay weddings would 'undermine this system of government' Feb.27 Social Security won't accept SF licenses
  The Administration has told its offices not to accept marriage certificates from San Francisco as proof of identification Feb.21   Mayor: no anxiety over gay marriages  Newsom has been surprised by the lack of support he's received from fellow Democrats City gets $300,000 in gay-marriage fees  San Francisco is likely to spend at least that much fighting in court to defend its challenge to California laws Feb.20 Mayor officiated lesbian wedding  Gay rights veteran Carole Midgen ties the knot as conservative groups headed back to court in to stop gay-marriage spree Feb.16 Another 825 same-sex marriage licenses  More than 100 staffers are volunteering their time over the holiday weekend Feb.15 Some Same-Sex Couples Turned Away  Demand for marriage licenses so great, some gay and lesbian couples turned away Feb.12 Officials perform first gay marriages
  In an open challenge to state law, city performed nearly 100 same-sex weddings
 A lesbian couple who have been together 5 decades were the first to marry, followed by 89 couples. The gays and lesbians who had expected to be refused wedding licenses were instead married under the ornate City Hall rotunda. Mayor Newsom argues that state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman amounts to unconstitutional discrimination
Feb.10 Mayor wants allow gay marriage  Gavin Newsom wants the city to be able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples within a week

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