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San Francisco City Hall, June 16, 2008

Stateside With Rosalea Barker

San Francisco City Hall, June 16, 2008


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The scene outside San Francisco City Hall about an hour into the wedding-fest for same-sex couples. California began issuing marriage licenses at 5:01pm, following a recent California Supreme Court ruling that to limit marriage to a man and a woman was unconstitutional.


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One half of a happy couple shows off his wedding band to a reporter.


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As each couple exited City Hall the crowd on the narrow pavement outside burst into cheers and applause, though not all in the throng were of the same opinion.


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A highly decorated protest campervan drove around and around City Hall while traffic officers and police kept the crowds on both sides of the street—and the issue—under control.


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A reporter from QTV flashes his wedding band and his smile while recording some crowd noise.


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[L to R] Adam and Henry, with their service dogs Pierre and Lily, whose service is to give their owners emotional support. The couple were on the steps of City Hall to offer support to the newly wed couples as they exited the building.


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A view looking away from City Hall towards the protesters across the street.

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