After a long 5-year wait, same-sex couples are expected to flock to West Hollywood to get married Monday and the city is responding by temporarily deputizing council members and other officials to help perform the weddings.
Proponents of same-sex marriage danced and shouted and applauded with glee in the streets of West Hollywood Wednesday after the Supreme Court decided they would not rule on California’s controversial Prop 8.
Mayors of more than 70 cities are joining forces to support gay marriage.
An analysis of 2010 Census data shows that West Hollywood has the third highest percent of same-sex couples in California, trailing behind Palm Springs and Guerneville, a small town north of San Francisco.
New census figures show that one out of every 100 California households is made up of cohabitating same-sex couples.
Lawyers argue that the judge’s relationship status, not his sexual orientation, gave him too much in common with the couples who successfully sued to overturn the ban in his court.
A sign in front of the Hollywood United Methodist Church proclaiming its support for same-sex marriage was vandalized, it was announced Monday.