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Supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse after a federal appeals court declared California's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 in San Francisco. A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Lea Suzuki) MANDATORY CREDIT FOR PHOTOGRAPHER AND SF CHRONICLE/NO SALES-MAGS OUT-TV OUT

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Court: Calif.'s Prop 8 unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional but agreed to give sponsors of the bitterly contested, voter-approved law time to appeal the ruling before ordering the state to resume allowing gay couples to wed.. The three-judge panel of the

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