American Foundation for Equal Rights

Kris & Sandy and Jeff & Paul’s Weddings

Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley, California were married at City Hall in San Francisco.  They were the first gay or lesbian couple to be married in California post-Proposition 8.  California Attorney General Kamala Harris officiated.  Perry and Stier’s son Elliott Perry served as a witness.  The ceremony was followed by a press conference at City Hall featuring Perry and Stier, AFER co-founder Chad Griffin, and AFER executive director Adam Umhoefer.

Plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo of Burbank, California will be married at City Hall in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will officiate.  Katami and Zarrillo’s best friends, Scott Jones and Devin Swanson of South Pasadena, California, will serve as witnesses.

The weddings took place just two days after the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry that restores marriage equality to California.