Kris Perry, left, speaks with reporters next to her partner Sandy Stier at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2011. A retired federal judge's long-term relationship... more 
Kris Perry, left, speaks with reporters next to her partner Sandy Stier at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Monday, June 13, 2011. A retired federal judge's long-term relationship with another man was the subject of an unusual and possibly unprecedented court hearing that began Monday involving California's same-sex marriage ban. Lawyers for the sponsors of the voter-approved ban asked the chief federal judge in San Francisco to vacate a decision issued by his predecessor last year that declared the same sex marriage ban an unconstitutional violation of gay Californians' civil rights. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jeff Chiu
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 4:25 PM EDT