Chelley and Lindsay toss the bouquet after their wedding

Couples exchange vows during Valentines Day instant weddings

on February 17, 2010

In the era of Proposition 8 — the state constitutional amendment that says marriage is only legal between a man and a woman — same-sex couples are doing what they can to express their commitment to each other.  Lindsay Nelson and Chelley Putzer participated in a Valentines Day instant wedding hosted by and the W Hotel.  The ten couples who were married throughout the day had everything provided for them.  For Lindsay and Chelley, that meant everything but a marriage certificate.  Callie Shanafelt reports.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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