Transcript for Same-Sex California Couples Exchange Vows Following Prop. 8 Ruling
Now, to california where same-sex couples are not wasting any time getting married. They began exchanging vows almost instantly yesterday after the state's near five-year ban on same-sex marriage was lifted, beginning with the couple at the center of the court fight. Abc's ryan owens has the story. With this ring, I thee wed. Reporter: That didn't take long. I now declare you spouses for life. Reporter: Just two days after the supreme court cleared the way, california started marrying same-sex couples. The first, who else but the two women who brought the case all the way to the high court. It's a great day in san francisco. It's a great day in california. It's a great day in the united states of america. Reporter: Their ceremony at san francisco city hall was officiated by none other than california's attorney general. This is a profound day for our country. And it's just the right thing. And justice is finally being served. Reporter: Hours later in los angeles, the other plaintiffs in the supreme court case also tied the knot. Our love and devotion to one another keeps growing. Reporter: Opponents to gay marriage says courts are ignoring the will of the majority. The ninth circuit has jumped the gun and forced same-sex marriage back on california. We're going to continue to push for traditional marriage and reminding the importance of mothers and fathers to the raising of children. Reporter: Opposition aside, couples lined up into the night friday to get hitched. San francisco city hall plans to stay open all weekend, issuing marriage licenses to couples who have waited years for the right to marry and aren't about to wait until monday. For "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, los angeles.
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