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SO CLOSE: Art Adams, left, and Devin Rogers had filled out a license form and were to be wed at 3 p.m., but the city halted the gay marriages at 2:33 p.m. The high court action came four weeks after Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered his staff to issue same-sex licenses.

Art Adams, left and Devin Rogers (right), of Mountain View, in the city Clerk's office in San Francisco three minutes after the city clerk stopped processing same-sex marriage licenses, on order from the sttate supreme court. The pair were scheduled to be married at 3pm. Robert Durell/Los Angeles Times
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