The wait is officially over — expect invitations to same-sex weddings any minute. The L.A. Times reports the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California immediately by lifting its stay of the decision by Judge Walker on the injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. This means counties in the state can begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses today.
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarillo (pictured), two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case, are wasting no time in making it legal. The couple will be the first to marry today.
“Got the license!! On our way to LA City Hall to get married! Come down!” Katami wrote on his Facebook page.
The Times adds that “county clerks who preside over marriages said they were ready for same-sex weddings. Marriage licenses already are gender-neutral, and clerks began receiving calls Wednesday from gay couples wanting to schedule appointments.”