Dufty calls fight for same-sex marriages ‘unstoppable movement’ 

City officials struck a similar chord Monday when reacting to the appeals court ruling that same-sex marriage is on hold pending the outcome of the appeal.

They said that although the ruling was disappointing, the court’s decision to hold an “expedited” hearing schedule was a positive, and ultimately, the courts will support the right for same-sex couples to tie the knot.

Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who represents the Castro district, said the decision was “disappointing given opposition by [Gov. Arnold] Schwarzenegger and [Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry] Brown to the stay, but this is an unstoppable movement.” He added, “I am sad for couples that were eager to make plans.”

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said, shortly after the ruling, that while he was “disappointed” same-same sex couples will have to wait longer to marry, he is “grateful” the court has provided an “expeditious hearing process.”

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