Gay and Lesbian Couples Marry In California

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On June 17, same-sex couples began receiving marriage licenses from the state of California. Star Trek’s George Takei and his soon-to-be husband Brad Altman were first in a line of hundreds. Also receiving their marriage license were Lambda Legal Senior Counsel Jennifer C. Pizer and her partner Doreena Wong.

But an antigay ballot initiative threatens to change the California Constitution come November. We cannot let that happen. This is truly a historic occasion for our community, but we must stand together and do all we can to protect marriage equality. Visit to find out how you can help.

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