On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Ben Cable married his partner of 23 years, Marcial McCarthy Bolina. The couple exchanged vows in a small private ceremony at City Hall. Katherine J. Sirota officiated.

Cable and Bolina were the first couple to challenge California’s ban on same-sex marriage. When the Los Angeles County Clerk denied them a marriage license in February 1993, they filed suit with the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles.