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Father and Son Marry Partners in Palm Springs Double Wedding

Charles Robbins, executive director of The Trevor Project, the national suicide-prevention helpline for gay youth, and Damon Romine, director of entertainment media at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, got married Nov. 2 in Palm Springs in a double ceremony that also saw Romine's father, David, marry his partner, Larry Barrett. 


Robbins, 46, and Damon Romine, 42, have been together for nine years and Barrett and David Romine have been together for 16 years.

It was believed to be California's first same-sex double wedding ceremony shared by a father and son.

Same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, following a Supreme Court ruling. It became illegal again on Nov. 4, following passage of a ballot initiative that amended the state constitution to negate the ruling.

Gay groups have filed suit to block the amendment from taking effect. At press time, the state Supreme Court had not ruled on the case, and county officials had stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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