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Colorful elation and sullen disappointment follow Prop. 8 ruling

Aug 5, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Revelers in San Francisco, West Hollywood and elsewhere hit the streets singing after a federal judge strikes down California's ban on same-sex marriage. Opponents are already working on an appeal.

Octogenarian Phyllis Lyon and her lifelong partner Del Martin were the first same-sex couple to be married in San Franciso City Hall in February 2004 in a private ceremony that opened the floodgates to thousands more weddings and multiple court battles.