Proposition 8 Plaintiffs, First Same-Sex Couple Married in L.A. Renew Their Vows

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Proposition 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo cut their wedding cake during their wedding ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on June 29, 2014. (Lester Cohen / Getty Images / Beverly Hilton)

The second time around, the grooms wore matching sleek, black suits.

In a star-studded Beverly Hills party Saturday, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage in California, were able to celebrate their marriage with all the trappings of a well-planned wedding day. The ceremony came exactly one year after their actual marriage.

Katami and Zarrillo were the first couple to be married in Los Angeles, just hours after a federal appeals court cleared the way for gay marriages to begin again.

On a Friday afternoon last June, the Burbank couple raced from the county office in Norwalk to Los Angeles City Hall, where outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was scheduled to marry them on his last day in office.

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