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Court skeptical of California gay marriage appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court appeared skeptical on Thursday toward attempts by California gay marriage opponents to overturn a landmark court decision because the judge overseeing the case did not disclose his own long-term homosexual relationship. California voters banned same sex marriages in 2008 by approving the…

California gay marriage supporters seek sooner weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Gay marriage supporters asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an order lifting California’s gay marriage ban to take effect right away, according to a court filing. Last year a U.S. District judge found California’s gay marriage ban, otherwise known as Proposition 8, unconstitutional.…