REACTION: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, right, with City Atty. Dennis Herrera, "respectfully disagreed" with the ruling.

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, right, and city attorney Dennis Herrera, left, leave a press conference in San Francisco city hall after a decison by the California State Supreme Court invalidating 4000 same-sex marriages performed in San Francsco earlier this year. The decision, announced, Thursday, August 12, 2004 in San Francisco said that Newsom had overstepped his authority as mayor in issuing the licenses.
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