Same-Sex Couples Attempt to Get Married at S.F. City Hall, Get Arrested Instead (Photos)

Categories: LGBT

Valentine's Day wasn't a totally useless holiday. While you were waiting in line at Walgreen's to buy a card and chocolates for your spouse, these same-sex couples were fighting for the one gift they couldn't have: a marriage license.

As promised, the group marched down to San Francisco City Hall, attempted to get a marriage license, got rejected, then protested, drawing attention to the very hot-button issue of marriage equality.

This year's Valentine's Day marriage attempt was especially potent, considering it comes a month before the U.S. Supreme court will hear landmark gay marriage cases, which could result in legalizing same-sex marriage in California (for good this time!).

After being denied, and refusing to leave, 14 people stayed at the city clerks office in a sign of civil disobedience. All 14 were arrested and later released.

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

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