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Friday, February 15, 2013

Same-Sex Couples Attempt to Get Married at S.F. City Hall, Get Arrested Instead (Photos)

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Valentine's Day wasn't a totally useless holiday. While you were waiting in line at Walgreen's to buy a card and chocolates for your spouse, these same-sex couples were fighting for the one gift they couldn't have: a marriage license.

As promised, the group marched down to San Francisco City Hall, attempted to get a marriage license, got rejected, then protested, drawing attention to the very hot-button issue of marriage equality.

This year's Valentine's Day marriage attempt was especially potent, considering it comes a month before the U.S. Supreme court will hear landmark gay marriage cases, which could result in legalizing same-sex marriage in California (for good this time!).

After being denied, and refusing to leave, 14 people stayed at the city clerks office in a sign of civil disobedience. All 14 were arrested and later released.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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