The Office of the Assessor-Recorder Officially Recorded 479 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses on the First Weekend
For Immediate Release
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Contact: Edward McCaffrey, (415) 554-5502
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San Francisco, CA – Only two days after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the 2010 injunction, there were a total of 563 same-sex marriage licenses issued and 479 same-sex marriage licenses recorded. Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu said, “Participating in these marriage ceremonies and officially recording these marriage licenses has been one of the greatest honors that has been bestowed on me. I am proud to call myself a San Franciscan and to have shared in a special moment of hundreds of same-sex couples this weekend.”
The doors of City Hall were open from 9:00am to 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, there were 236 marriage licenses issued and 218 licenses recorded. On Saturday, there were 246 marriage licenses issued and 200 licenses recorded. San Francisco was the only county in California open this weekend for couples to marry.
Assessor-Recorder Chu added, “Today was a remarkable day. I am deeply touched by the outpouring of support from our city employees and volunteers who took the time to be here at City Hall, working after hours and on their weekend, to perform our collective duties – that of ensuring that loving same-sex couples don’t have to wait to marry any longer.” The Office of the Assessor-Recorder will be open tomorrow, Monday, July 1, during normal business hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm.