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Beverly Hills: 'We're like any other couple'

June 17, 2008 |  9:16 am

First in line at the Beverly Hills courthouse, where couples started gathering at 6:30 a.m., were Oshea Orchid, 25, a union rep, and Errica Hunter, 25, a dental assistant. Orchid said she called in sick so she could be at the courthouse early.

Hollywood residents, the women got engaged four months ago but didn't know exactly how they could get married. The court ruling, it turned out, was perfect timing.

Both were decked out in white: Orchid was wearing cowboy boots and a white miniskirt, Hunter a white vest and white shirt and pants. Both wore fedoras.

The courthouse wasn't crowded, and the relative calm seemed just right. "All those people going crazy in West Hollywood makes it seem more important that this is legal now," said Orchid, adding that she was concentrating on solidifying their relationship.

Added Hunter: "We're like any other couple. We fell in love and we're getting married."

-- Jennifer Oldham