In 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom San Francisco directed the city/county clerk to issue same sex marriage licenses in violation of state law. In August 2004, the Supreme Court of California annulled the marriages that Newsom had authorized, as they conflicted with state law at that time.We were not married by "a renegade justice of the peace who violated California law". We were married by a state ordained minister under a law that allowed us to be married, and they still recognize our marriage today. Mrs Whitewater
Your renegade mayor doesn't trump the law.