The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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Rachel Dornhelm/KQED

KQED's Rachel Dornhelm is outside San Francisco City Hall, one of many reporters there to cover Judge Walker's decision on whether to lift or continue the stay on his ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

According to Dornhelm, there are about 50 supporters of same-sex marriage gathered on City Hall's steps and about six Proposition 8 supporters holding signs. There are same-sex couples inside, hoping to be married today.

She said that the mood is happy and anxious, and people are starting to take bets on when the decision will come down.

The decision will be released electronically, but City Hall continues to serve as a gathering place for protesters on either side of the issue.

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times and users on twitter are saying that city halls in Los Angeles and San Francisco are allowing couples to start filling out paperwork.

View photos from City Hall.

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About Amanda Stupi

Amanda Stupi is the Engagement Producer for KQED’s daily public affairs program Forum. In that role she turns the information shared during the hour-long call-in show into web-friendly content. Her writing has been featured throughout KQED.org, including on KQED Arts and News Fix as well as on MLB.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. Her radio work has aired on The California Report and Talk of the Nation. Stupi runs the @KQEDForum Twitter account and Forum Facebook account. Her personal Twitter account is @FiftyCentHotdog. She believes that Hostess products get a bad rap and that cereal can save the world.

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