Previously: Liveblog (with photos, video), Prop 8 Ruling Brings Cautious Optimism To Castro Locals, Supporters Of Gay Marriage March in Celebration From Castro District To City Hall, Couples, Lawyers Who Challenged Prop. 8 React To Judge’s Ruling, Even As Prop 8 Struck Down, Same Sex Marriage Opponents Say They’ll Win On Appeal

Wednesday night, after a federal judge overturned California’s statewide initiative banning same-sex marriage, the Appeal’s Chris Roberts headed down to the celebratory rally in San Francisco’s Castro District, followed by a march down Market Street to City Hall to take the pictures you see above.

“How nice it was to be surrounded by happy people carrying rainbow flags for once” Roberts editorialized.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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