S.F. Gays Will Try to Get Married on Valentine's Day
Tomorrow at noon, some loving, happy, devoted same-sex couples who raise kids, pay bills, and work through arguments just like straight couples, will descend on San Francisco City Hall to ask, once again, to be married.
Perhaps some consider it a dress rehearsal, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear landmark marriage equality cases next month, one that could finally allow gays to marry in California.
Same-sex couples say tomorrow's demonstration of love is especially important after President Obama in his inauguration speech included "LGBT Americans in a way that was inspiring, powerful and timely."
"For the first time in a presidential inauguration speech, we heard LGBT people included with 'We the People,'" said Brian Silva, executive director of Marriage Equality USA. "However, same-sex couples still cannot marry the person they love in here in California. To that end, we will once again gather at San Francisco City Hall on Valentine's Day and ask to be married."
The San Francisco mass marriage is just one of many LGBT wedding actions taking place across the country on Valentine's Day.
Perhaps this Valentine's Day will be significant, especially if it's the last one where gay couples are forced to leave City Hall sans a marriage license.