Post-Prop. 8: L.A.'s Spike in Wedding Applications
BY Christopher Harrity
July 03 2013 11:37 AM ET
The number of weddings has spiked in Los Angeles County now that gay and lesbian couples can marry again after the lawsuit for Proposition 8 was dismissed by the Supreme Court last week.
The spike occurred Monday, especially among couples who had planned to wed in 2008 but could not because of Proposition 8, according to the Los Angeles Times. The county received 606 online applications for marriage licenses over the weekend. The previous weekend, the county received 123 applications.
West Hollywood city leaders are temporarily deputized Monday in order to perform free same-sex marriage ceremonies. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California governor Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately.
Click through for more photos of Los Angeles couples celebrating the festivities...
- Marriage Equality WATCH: Glenn Beck Has Gay Friends, So He's Not Intolerant 9 min 2 sec ago
- Women Op-ed: Remembering Mandela 49 min 52 sec ago
- Marriage Equality Illinois Family Institute Compares Marriage Equality to Junk Food 1 hour 32 min ago
- Year in Review 11 Great New Tech Gifts UPDATED: 1 hour 33 min ago
- People Lady Gaga Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics 1 hour 54 min ago
- World News Two Gay Men Now Lead Luxembourg 2 hours 8 min ago
- World News Elton John's Weekend Concerts in Russia to Proceed 2 hours 53 min ago