California Marriage Rush

Celebration across the state for hundreds of gay couples as same sex marriage laws resume.
1:50 | 06/29/13

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To california where after the supreme court ruling this week, same-sex marriages have now just resumed within the last 24 hours there. Overnight, san francisco's normally white city hall was a rainbow of color there. But there's another color sweeping that state tonight. Green. These weddings an economic win for so many as well. Abc's ryan owens in california. Reporter: Street cars in the golden gate may not be the biggest tourist attraction in the city by the bay this summer weekend. San francisco city hall, usually closed on weekends, is where dozens are lining up to tie the knot. The wedding bells rang late friday just two days after the supreme court cleared the way. Don't go anywhere, don't go anywhere. Reporter: The first same-sex couple married, these women who took their case all the way to the high court. This is a really great day, and the fact that we can get married so quickly is just a joyous occasion for us. I now declare you spouses for life. thesere the first gay marriages in california since 2008 when voters here passed proposition 8, banning same-sex union. Tonight opponents filed an emergency motion with the supreme court to stop these marriages. It's troubling that people could go through all this trouble and pass an initiative and it's handed over to government officials and if they don't like it, they can just refuse to enforce it. Reporter: Supported or not, gay marriage brings big money. A reach institute at ucla law, it estimates the state could gain $46 million in tax and fee revenue alone from new weddings, a boost of a half a billion dollars over the next few years. So weddings continue tonight and tomorrow in san francisco, resume first thing monday morning. Here in los angeles and across the state, extra clerks are being brought in to work extra hours in some cities to accommodate the rush.

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