Here's a nice profile on Fridae of someone I know from online who recently married in San Fran--
Efren Bose and his partner of seven years, Howard Kwong, are one of the 2,340 same-sex couples who had married in San Francisco by Monday night after Mayor Gavin Newsom challenged California state law last Thursday by ordering the county clerk to issue "gender-neutral" marriage licenses.
The city's 5-day experiment of granting same-sex marriages may come to an end on Tuesday as two anti-gay marriage groups, the Campaign for California Families and the Proposition 22 Legal Defense and Education Fund have filed legal briefs to petition the courts to stop the city from issuing any more marriage licenses to gay or lesbian couples and to invalidate the licenses already granted.
Although the mayor has argued that the equal protection clause of the California Constitution makes denying marriage licenses to gay couples illegal, Proposition 22 -- a 2000 ballot initiative -- bans the recognition of same-sex marriages in California. It is now up to judges to declare the state's prohibition on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional.
Posted by ronn at February 17, 2004 09:51 PM