Robin Tyler and Diane Olson got married on June 16 after 5 p.m. in front of the Beverly Hills Courthouse, where they were initially denied a marriage license on Valentine’s Day in 2004. Along with other couples, Tyler and Olson filed lawsuits against the state of California because of its statewide ban on same-sex marriage. In 2000, voters passed Proposition 22, which initially imposed this ban. Last month, a majority of justices on the California Supreme Court, 4-3, ruled to strike down this ban and allow couples such as Tyler and Olson to legally tie the knot.
Tyler and Olson met by a chance occurrence 35 years ago. Though they are happy that they are now married, Tyler and Olson said they intend to continue to fight for the same rights under the law as heterosexual couples.
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