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Raul Castro cheers as he holds up his San Francisco marriage certificate from 2004, stating his marriage to Robert Bergstein, (left of Castro), joining thousands of people in West Hollywood to celebrate the court’s decision. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Hundreds gather on San Vicente Boulevard to celebrate the California Supreme Court’s ruling. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Kamaron Harper hugs her girlfriend, Terri Burnett, in West Hollywood. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Marry Me
Ivan Larios, dressed in a wedding gown and Mardi Gras mask, joins thousands of celebrants in West Hollywood. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Stuart Gafney, left, and John Lewis, of San Francisco, celebrate on the steps of the State Supreme Court moments after the court’s decision legalizing marriage between same-sex couples announced May 15 in San Francisco, Calif. They have been together 21 years and were married in San Francisco before it was ruled illegal. They were plantiffs in the case. Couples will have to wait 30 days before the marriages can take place.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
Reaction to same-sex ruling
Ellen Pontac, left, and Shelly Bailes, of Davis, Calif., celebrate on the steps of the State Supreme Court after the court’s decision legalizing marriage between same-sex couples, announced May 15 in San Francisco, Calif. They have been together 34 years and were married in San Francisco before it was ruled illegal.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
Happy reaction to same-sex ruling
Beth Teper, left, and Maya Scott Chung, a same-sex couple from San Francisco, celebrate in front of the state Supreme Court reacting to the court’s decision legalizing marriage between same-sex couples, announced May 15 in San Francisco, Calif. Couples will have to wait 30 days before the marriages can take place.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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Christmas Leubrie, left, and Alice Heimsoth kiss as they react to a California Supreme Court decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage at the California Supreme Court in San Francisco.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Ruling
A woman holds a copy of the news release announcing the California Supreme Courts decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage at the California Supreme Court in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
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Stuart Gaffney, left, and his partner John Lewis hold a California flag in front of the California Supreme Court in San Francisco.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Lorri L. Jean, chief executive of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, speak at a news conference at the center in Hollywood. In the background are Michael and Jon Galluccio and their children Adam and Madison.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Gay marriage
Gay couple John Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffney, right, hug San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at City Hall after the state Supreme Court ruling. Newsom challenged state law by marrying same-sex couples in 2004.

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• California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban
• Opponents of gay marriage see hope in ballot measure
• Schwarzenegger says he respects court’s marriage ruling
• Villaraigosa says he will officiate at same-sex weddings
• Gay marriage upheld: reactions to the ruling (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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