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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. More coverage • With gay marriage now legal in California, it's the start of a couples' crush • Opponents of gay marriage stay mostly quiet -- for nowBrian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times