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Flash: Berkeley Pair First to Marry Today

By Julia Cheever (BCN)
Friday June 28, 2013 - 04:10:00 PM

A federal appeals court in San Francisco today lifted a stay that had blocked same-marriages in California. 

Manny Rivera, a spokesman for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, said that lawyers for two couples who sued to challenge California's Proposition 8 believe the action by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means that gay marriages can resume in the state. 

Rivera said the first pair to be married following the action will be one of the two plaintiff couples, Kris Perry and Sandra Stier, of Berkeley. 

They will be married at San Francisco City Hall at 4:15 p.m.