Bakersfield ring

Carol Lair places a ring on Colette Shewcraft's finger as the couple exchanges wedding vows outside the Kern County Building in Bakersfield Tuesday, the first full day same-sex couples can legally marry in California.<br>
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Carol Lair places a ring on Colette Shewcraft's finger as the couple exchanges wedding vows outside the Kern County Building in Bakersfield Tuesday, the first full day same-sex couples can legally marry in California.

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With gay marriage now legal in California, it's the start of a couples' crush
Opponents of gay marriage stay mostly quiet -- for now

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