Governor Brown orders county clerks to begin same-sex marriages as soon as 9th Circuit Court lifts stay
By Miriam Raftery
June 26, 2013 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Supreme court, in closely divided 5-4 rulings, handed down decisions today in two landmark same –sex marriage cases. The rulings are being hailed as victories for supporters of same-sex marriage, while opponents vow to continue the battle at the state level. In California, however, the high court's dismissal of the Proposition 8 case opens the door for weddings between same-sex couples to resume soon.
For Dayna Dunbar of Spring Valley, the news sparked an emotional chord. She and her partner, Brenda, have been together since 2001 and have an adopted son, Jesse (photo, left).
“We were just holding each other, in tears,” she told ECM today. When their son heard news of the court decision, Dunbar added, “He was so excited, he hugged us about three times each.”