Same-sex couples in California get married - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Same-sex couples in California get married

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At least two people from Tennessee are among those exchanging vows in California after a landmark ruling allowing same-sex nuptials in that state went into effect.

Already in the Bay area for a conference, 23-year-old Derek Norman and 39-year-old Robert Blaudow of Memphis decided to get married at the Alameda County clerk's office.

Blaudow says the couple might have had to wait a while for the chance to marry in Tennessee and decided to tie the knot in California instead.

The May 15 California Supreme Court ruling overturning bans on same-sex marriage took effect at 5:01 p.m. Monday.

Dozens of gay couples were married afterward. The ruling makes California the second state to allow same-sex marriage.

 

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