Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

Kimmy Denny and her partner, Barb Lawrence of Palm Harbor, Fla., wait outside a court hearing on gay marriage in Miami in July. On Jan. 6, same-sex marriages will be allowed in the Sunshine State. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Activists Call 2014 'A Super Banner Year' For Same-Sex Marriage

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Employers Help Legal Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

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First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

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Immigrants Wait To See How Obama Will Act On Immigration

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Killings By Mexican National Exposes Holes In Border Security

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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

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Chevron Corp. supported several candidates in Richmond, Calif., where the company has been hoping to modernize a large oil refinery, seen here in 2010. None of the Chevron-backed candidates were elected. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Giants Fans Rejoice After Third World Series Title In 5 Years

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Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Finds Support From Vietnamese-American Community

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Santa Cruz Enforces California's Toughest Drought Restrictions

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Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, is restrained by police as he walks to the platform at the University of California's Greek Theater in Berkeley on Dec. 7, 1964. Robert W. Klein/AP hide caption

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Berkeley's Fight For Free Speech Fired Up Student Protest Movement

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