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Going to the Courthouse, Gonna TRY to get Married
by Justin/Eve/Ruth
Saturday Feb 13th, 2010 9:42 AM
Activists forced the hand of the County Clerk's Office of San Mateo County, California on National Freedom to Marry Day, February 12, 2010. Same sex couples tried to register for marriage licenses and were turned away.
But far from being upset at the demonstration, San Mateo County workers were part of the event as well. They welcomed the rally on the steps of their office and with obvious sadness refused to grant licenses to same sex sex couples.

Photos by Justin Miel are copyrighted. Visit http://www.gotmiel.com for permission to reprint. Photos by Eve and Ruth available to non-profit organizations without charge under Creative Commons License.


Despite predictions of rain, the sun shone on February 12 for the bride couples, groom couples and demonstrators for marriage equality.

Top Photo by Eve.
§gathering
by Justin/Eve/Ruth Saturday Feb 13th, 2010 9:42 AM

Gathering for the event. Photo by Justin Miel. All rights reserved.
§Raging Grannies
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Photo by Ruth
§Shot from afar
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Photo by Justin Miel. All rights reserved.
§PFLAG speaker Julie Carter
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Photo by Justin Miel. All rights reserved.
§Unitarian Minister Uses Bullhorn
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Photo by Justin Miel. All rights reserved.
§Unitarian Minister Says "Blessed Be"!
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Photo by Justin Miel. All rights reserved.
§Raging Grannies thank County Supervisor Rich Gordon for speaking
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Photo by Ruth
§Inside the County Clerk's Office
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Signing the scrapbook of gay marriage memories. Theresa Rabe of the County Clerk's Office says that when gay marriage again becomes legal, this scrapbook that memorializes the brief period when gay marriage was first legal in California (and the interim period that we are in now) will be housed at the local historical society. Photo: a rally participant inside the clerk's office, signs the scrapbook. Photo by Ruth.
§Grannies enter the County Clerk's Office
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photo by Ruth
§Grannies Listen to Speakers Outside the Courthouse
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Photo by Eve
§Granny banner
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photo by Justin Miel. All rights reserved.
§Potential bride
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A Raging Granny looks ready
Photo by Justin Miel
§photo by Ruth
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Clapping for speakers. Seen here: A very supportive representative from the Pacific Islander community.