Post-Prop. 8: L.A.'s Spike in Wedding Applications
BY Christopher Harrity
July 03 2013 12:37 PM 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.
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