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John Lewis, left, and Stuart Gaffney listen at a news conference about hearing on same-sex unions, which were voided in August 2004. The court is to issue a ruling in 90 days

SAN FRANCISCO, California. John Lewis, left and Stuart Gaffney, right, of San Francisco, plantiffs in a court case on the legality of samesex marriage, listen at a press conference after after attorneys complete oral arguments before the California State Supreme Court. The couple's attorneys argued today, Tuesday, March 4, 2008, that California's ban on samesex marriage violates the state contitution by denying equal protection based on sexual orientation. The court will decide in 90 days on whether to permit samesex marriages. Robert Durell/Los Angeles Times
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