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Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, right, laughs as Jen, left, and Frances Rainin's dog Punum climbs on the counter as they fill out paper work for their marriage certificate after they were married at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday, June 28, 2013. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a brief order Friday afternoon dissolving, "effective immediately," a stay it imposed on gay marriages while the lawsuit challenging the ban advanced through the courts.
(AP Photo/ Jeff Chiu)