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Saturday, March 13, 2004

The emotional toll of a court's decision
NEARLY WEDS: Couples who just missed out vent sadness, anger



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The emotional toll of a court's decision
SETBACK: Disappointment fuels determination for Tiburon couple
Harriet Chiang, Chronicle Legal Affairs Writer Saturday, March 13, 2004
Jeanne Rizzo and Pali Cooper had spent a whirlwind week getting ready for their wedding. They had called friends and relatives, cleaned the house and gotten food and champagne for the party afterward. Thursday was to be their big day. As they drove across the Golden Gate Bridge from their home in Tiburon they sang "Going to the Chapel'' at the top of their lungs. But their euphoria turned to confusion, dismay and, ultimately, heartbreak when they walked up to the clerk's office in San Francisco City Hall. Minutes earlier, the California Supreme Court had put a halt to the marriages, and Rizzo and Cooper were told there were would be no more same-sex weddings.


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For Gays, Toronto Is the Marrying Kind
By Gary Lee
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 14, 2004;
When John Wagner and Jim Hurlburt decided to get married, they wanted to do it right. Guests would gather in a space decked out with their favorite flowers. The ceremony would be followed by a formal dinner and capped by a late-night dance party. The Cleveland couple also had a dream location in mind for the event: Toronto.

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