City To Install Same-Sex Wedding Marker
West Hollywood, California (January 12, 2008) - The West Hollywood City Council, has approved the installation of a historical marker commemorating issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in West Hollywood last June.
The marker will be temporarily installed on the San Vicente Boulevard frontage of West Hollywood Park Auditorium.
Upon completion of the West Hollywood Park Library and expansion of West Hollywood Park project, the commemorative marker will be re-installed at a location within West Hollywood Park.
In May 2008, the California Supreme Court granted same-sex couples in California the right to marry.
In a monumental moment in the history of the United States, the City of West Hollywood in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Register-Recorder Clerk began to issue marriage licenses and perform civil ceremonies for same-sex couples on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at West Hollywood Park.
The marker will be installed to commemorate this occasion.
Elected officials and celbrities kicked off the wedding extravaganza held Tuesday at West Hollywood Park Auditorium. Visible l-r - Mayor Jeff Prang, Council members John Heilman and John Duran, Brad Altman and George Takei - Photo by WeHo News - West Hollywood’s ONLY Newspaper, ONLY ONLINE!
Since its incorporation in 1984, the City of West Hollywood has been one of the most ardent advocates for the legal rights of same-sex couples and the right to marry.
It was one of the first cities in the country to pass a resolution in support of same-sex marriage.
On January 15, 2009 the City will submit an amicus brief challenging the validity of Proposition 8.
The City of West Hollywood is known throughout the world for its pioneering efforts on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) rights and established one of the first domestic partnership laws in the country in 1985.