SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE TO HOST NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES AT VIP PARTY AT CITY HALL

Marriage EqualityContact: Andrea Shorter, (415) 786-7779SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE TO HOST NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES AT VIP PARTY AT CITY HALL

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — With it’s 43rd annual Pride Celebration and Parade festivities in full swing a few days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to dispose of Proposition 8 and DOMA allowing for the recommencement of same sex marriages, San Francisco Pride will host newlywed couples at it’s VIP Party at City Hall on Sunday afternoon.

“We are ecstatic at the restoration of marriage equality in California, beginning here at City Hall,” says Earl Plante, CEO of San Francisco Pride. “We are pleased to invite those couples with marriage certificates issued on Sunday to join the VIP Party at City Hall. While this is an annual event,  we want to extend it into something of a ‘wedding reception’ for couples married on this epic Pride celebration day.”

On Thursday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court’s action, counties can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. California State Attorney General Kamala Harris later that afternoon officiated over the wedding of Proposition 8 plaintiff’s Kris Perry  and Sandy Stier at San Francisco City Hall, a Berkeley couple who were two of the four plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case decided this week.

The Assessors Office at San Francisco City Hall will be open Sunday, June 30 from 9am-5pm to issue marriage licenses. Starting at 2pm, newly married couples in San Francisco can present their new marriage license to Pride officials to gain entry to the VIP Party and celebrate their nuptials. Entry into City Hall will be allowed at the Van Ness Avenue main entry way. Directions to the annual party will be provided on site to the 2,500 ticket holders and newly married couples.

“Along with our event sponsors, SF Pride gladly welcomes the newly married couples to this special event made more special by their marriages at City Hall on this most historic occasion,” remarks Lisa Williams, President of SF Pride.

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6 Responses to SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE TO HOST NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES AT VIP PARTY AT CITY HALL

  1. Anam Anaithnid says:

    I celebrate this day…
    I am so happy for all of those who can now enter into the establishment of marriage without interference from those who want to deny others the same rights they claim as their own. Proposition 8 was a narrow minded and selfish act without legitimate argument. In other issues frequently and passionately debated in this nation, there is nearly always something to be gained or lost from either side, regardless of which side an individual is on. The ban on Gay marriage was not such an issue. The ban was an outright denial of rights to some, when the allowance of those rights would cost the opposition nothing. If a couple identifying as LGBT is married in one place today, what does that change for a couple identifying as heterosexual, that marries somewhere else? What do they lose in allowing everyone to share in the legal, spiritual, personal and practical rights and privileges of marriage? The answer, quite simply, is “nothing.” The marriage of straight couples today is exactly as it was yesterday, the day before and the day before that – legally sanctioned, socially accepted and in all other respects, what they CHOOSE to make of it. To allow everyone that status, acceptance and choice, I will so happily wager, will not cost but to the surprise of some, enrich us all, as love, promise and commitment tend to do. I celebrate this day with all ! (Incidentally, I am straight, married 15 years, with 4 children, whom I have hopefully taught to respect all life, value love in all it’s many manifestations and to believe that everyone is as good as one chooses to be to everyone else)

  2. José Humberto Ruvalcaba says:

    I’m ready to get married but I couldn’t make today. An I still get married like an other day?

  3. José Humberto Ruvalcaba says:

    I’m ready to get married but I couldn’t make today. CAn I still get married like an other day?

  4. CrowdAlbum says:

    You can see over 7500 photos and videos of the San Francisco Pride Parade, taken by parade goers here! http://alpha.crowdalbum.com/gallery/51d19dcd879ea23b60000001/San-Francisco-Gay-Pride-Parade_20130630

  5. Iqphoto says:

    Hi LuckyG,

    I love your blog and the way of using images and text of your post. Love to be here again. Keep it on with this type of post in future which provide important information for couple.

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  6. alma says:

    i have a question.. I will be attending the S.F. gay pride parade June 28,29 2014. Me and my Fiance’ would like to get married during the weekend of the gay pride. Is this possible? awaiting your reply.. thank you sincerely, Alma

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