Court Rules Against Gay-Marriage Ban in California In California, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer rules that a state law banning marriage of same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The decision comes in response to two lawsuits challenging the law, which only recognizes marriages between a man and a woman.
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Court Rules Against Gay-Marriage Ban in California

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Court Rules Against Gay-Marriage Ban in California

Court Rules Against Gay-Marriage Ban in California

Court Rules Against Gay-Marriage Ban in California

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In this file photo, two women marry in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 13, 2004. The California Supreme Court later invalidated marriages that had been allowed by San Francisco. Reuters hide caption

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In California, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer rules that a state law banning marriage of same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The decision comes in response to two lawsuits challenging the law, which only recognizes marriages between a man and a woman.