Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, the first gay couple to be legally married in Los Angeles one year ago when a federal appeals court cleared the way for gay marriages to resume again in California, held a star-studded one year anniversary celebration in the form of a grand wedding.
The Beverly Hilton served as the site of the posh vow renewal in front of 250 guests including Rob Reiner, Lance Bass and Darren Criss. Criss, who stars on Fox’s “Glee,” also performed while the couple danced with their mothers. The lawyers who led the couple to their Supreme Court victory — Ted Olson and David Boies, officiated the ceremonies.
The couple initially tied the knot on June 28, 2013, the day the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on gay marriage in the Golden State after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal. In their low-key ceremony last year, Katami and Zarrillo were married in a ceremony officiated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at City Hall.
A documentary on Prop 8’s journey to the Supreme Court, “The Case Against 8,” premiered on June 23 and is currently airing on HBO.