Kerry O’Shea always handled what life threw at her. Growing up on San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, schooled in the streets by her con-man father, she fights to make a place for herself as a cook in the Palace Hotel. Escaping her roots made her plenty tough, but when she meets Beth Hammond, none of her street smarts matters. It's love at first sight, but how can such a love ever be possible?
Beth Hammond is every bit as strong as Kerry and proves it when she talks her domineering father into allowing her to study nursing. Drawn to Kerry in ways she doesn't understand, Beth fears the terrible secret she hides could destroy their relationship before it can even begin.
Everything changes when they meet in the summer when marriage equality came to California. As Proposition 8 threatens to take away everything SylviaÕs worked for, she fights her attraction to Jules. Jules is intrigued and impressed by SylviaÕs passion for justice, but sheÕs certain sheÕs not ready for a one-on-one relationship. TheyÕre polar opposites in everything. And as San FranciscoÕs queers fight Proposition 8, everything Sylvia and Jules assume is true is called into question.