Couples Take The Plunge In Cities Across California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There’s been a festive atmosphere at San Francisco’s City Hall as gay and lesbian couples take their vows.

A gay men’s chorus has been singing on the front steps, while supporters hand out congratulatory cupcakes to couples getting married.

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples were marrying throughout the state Tuesday, the first full day same-sex weddings are legal throughout California.

It’s also been a vivid scene in West Hollywood. More than 100 people, wearing everything from T-shirts to tuxedoes, have been in line at a makeshift licensing center in the city’s main park.

Six white cabanas with chandeliers and silk flowers have been set up in a nearby grassy area, ready for weddings throughout the warm and sunny day.