SPREADING THE NEWS: Molly McKay, left, phones relatives to tell them of her marriage to partner Davina Kotulski, on a phone of her own at right. "I love this woman. I want to be married to her. It's the most important thing in my life," Kotulski said.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- Molly McKay, 33, left, laughs while trying to make a phone call with her soon-to-be-spouse Devina Kotulski, 34 both of Oakland, to relatives telling them of their impending marriage this morning, Thursday, Februarty 12, 2004. The pair was standing in line along with other same-sex couples outside the San Francisco city clerk's office waiting to take out marriage licenses. San Francisco issued marriage license to same-sex couples today and many toodk advantage of the opportunity to get married shortly thereafter in City Hall.
Robert Durell/Los Angeles Times
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