Veteran Bob Lehman and Tom Felkner are First Married in San Diego
Bob Lehman, a former Marine, and Tom Felkner were the first same-sex couple married in San Diego this morning, at just after 7am.
"Veteran Bob Lehman and Tom Felkner were among more than 200 couples expected to get married in the county Tuesday, the first day that gay weddings could be legally performed in this county after the state Supreme Court last month struck down a statewide ban on same-sex unions. Other couples getting married in the morning included Christopher Dye, 45, a Web page designer from North Park and his partner, Daniel Szpak, 46, a registered nurse. They have been together 13 years and got married around 7:30 a.m.."
Couples arriving early were met by a single protestor on the steps of the county building, who left less than an hour later.
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The story of one couple wed in SF in 2004 headed to California from Chicago to get married once again..."Kind of bittersweet to be going through it again. I was really happy the first time and I was saddened and shocked when it was invalidated."
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