Office of the Assessor-Recorder Records 2,661 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Since June 28, 2013
For Immediate Release
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Contact: Edward McCaffrey, (415) 554-5231
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San Francisco, CA – During the period of Friday, June 28, 2013, and Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder has recorded a total of 6,539 self-reporting marriage licenses, 2,661 of which were same-sex marriage licenses. On June 26, 2013, the Ninth United States Circuit of Appeals lifted its injunction that had previously blocked a federal judge’s ruling declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional, and therefore, making same-sex marriage legal in California.
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu stated, “Ten years ago today marked the Winter of Love and the start of our city paving the path for same-sex marriages. We are now able to reflect back on that moment with joy, and be grateful that all couples, regardless of sex, can be married in our state and share their love and lives together.”
In August 2013, the office delivered 3,955 historic same-sex marriage licenses that were recorded between February 12 and March 11 of 2004 to the San Francisco Public Library as part of the City’s official archive. The Office of the Assessor-Recorder is responsible for recording legal documents, such as public marriage licenses, for the City and County of San Francisco.