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In 1985, the City of Berkeley became the first governing entity in the state to recognize same-sex couples legally when it enacted its domestic partnership policy for city and school district employees.The bill passed 23–5 in the state Senate and 68–2 in the Assembly.It was signed on August 17, 1977 by Governor Edmund Brown (who also signed its repeal via SB 1306).Through the Domestic Partnership Act of 1999, California became the first state in the United States to recognize same-sex relationships in any legal capacity.As of the 2003 California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act (effective January 1, 2005), domestic partnerships are considered equivalent to legal definitions of recognized and performed same-sex unions in other states of the United States and other nation-states.The proponents then petitioned the US Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit's decision, and it agreed to do so on December 7, 2012. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allowed same-sex couples to recommence marrying in California.