WeHo Officials Conduct Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Officials in West Hollywood Monday resumed conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies for the first time since 2008.

Members of the City Council and other officials, temporarily sworn in to conduct civil ceremonies, will provide the free service from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for couples who have marriage licenses issued by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder, according to City Clerk Corey Schaffer.

The ceremonies will take place at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., Schaffer said in a statement. Validated parking will be available.

Free shuttle service will also be provided between the library and the nearest county registrar-recorder’s branch, at 9355 Burton Way in Beverly Hills. The shuttle will run until 4 p.m., officials said.

“It’s a free shuttle to Beverly Hills, if people want to get a license,” Councilman John Heilman told KTLA, “or they can stop in Beverly Hills, get the license and come here and we’ll marry them.”

West Hollywood officials presided over gay weddings in 2008, before Proposition 8 was approved by voters. Among the couples that were issued a marriage license by the city that year were “Star Trek” actor George Takei and his partner, Brad Altman.

For more information, visit the City of West Hollywood’s website at weho.org, or call the city’s marriage hotline: (323) 848-6869.

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