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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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Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco. Along with covering the daily news of region, Gonzales' reporting has included medical marijuana, gay marriage, drive-by shootings, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, the U.S. Ninth Circuit, the California State Supreme Court and any other legal, political, or social development occurring in Northern California relevant to the rest of the country.