8 of 31: Joe Hege, right, of San Francisco holds up a sign during a rally in the Castro district celebrating a federal judge's decision overturning California's same-sex marriage ban in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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