|Chris Roberts|Joseph Geha
Hundreds of gay marriage supporters gathered at city hall early this morning to wait -- and then celebrate -- the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Minutes after the top court announced that it was tossing out Prop. 8, the state's ban on gay marriage, saying its proponents didn't have the legal right to appeal to the federal court in the first place, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who acted as co-counsel against Prop. 8, spoke to throngs of people out front of city hall.
"It's a tremendous victory," he said. "We've been fighting this battle for nine years."
Herrera said that from his initial reading of the decision, counties throughout California will soon be bound by the original ruling of Judge Vaugh Walker in 2010 that said every couple -- regardless of the gender mix -- is allowed to marry.
And here's how supporters responded to that news outside San Francisco City Hall today (did you hear Kate Kendall of the National Center for Lesbian Rights drop the F-bomb on television?):More »
Feeling as hopeful as young love, gay marriage supporters descended on City Hall yesterday evening after the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.
Based on what we saw, people were feeling proud and gay (as in happy) about the future of same-sex marriage. The justices are expected to make a ruling sometime in June -- just in time for San Francisco gay pride.
Until then, expect to see a lot of this kind of stuff:More »
Last week, we informed readers about the annual Cupid's Undie run, which took place in the Marina over the weekend. It's exactly what it sounds like -- a bunch of fun-loving folks running in their underwear for charity (we think they were sober).
Of course, plenty of you opted out of this panty party, probably to donate to your own personal charity, whether it be nursing a hangover or catching up on sleep. In any event, don't fret; we grabbed some memorable images of this boxer brouhaha.
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Yesterday, more than 500 Occupiers took to the streets to celebrate the anti-bank Movement's first birthday. For those of you who couldn't skip work to celebrate with protesters on this special day, here's what you missed in the Financial District (it was a tamer version of OccupySF 2011).