Gay and lesbian couples will be appearing at county clerk counters today for the annual effort to draw attention to their desire for same-sex marriage.
Today's request for marriage licenses, the 15th such annual event, will occur in San Francisco, Houston, Columbus, Ohio, and in Sacramento at noon at the county clerk-recorder's office, 600 8th Street.
Nicola Simmersbach and Diana Luiz have wanted to be married for several years.
"Diana and I are hopeful that our day will come and pray that it is soon," said Simmersbach in press release from same-sex marriage proponents.
The Supreme Court has announced it will hear a challenge to Proposition 8 -- the 2008 measure passed by voters to ban same-sex marriage in California.