From left to right, plaintiffs same sex couples Sandra Stier and partner Kristin Perry, and Jeffrey Zarrillo and partner Paul Katami smile in a courtroom before the California State Supreme Court ... more 
From left to right, plaintiffs same sex couples Sandra Stier and partner Kristin Perry, and Jeffrey Zarrillo and partner Paul Katami smile in a courtroom before the California State Supreme Court hearing in San Francisco, Tuesday Sept. 6, 2011. On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court will be considering whether the sponsors of Proposition 8 have a legal right to appeal the federal court ruling that overturned the same-sex marriage ban, since the governor and attorney general refused to bring such an appeal. The 9th US District Court of Appeals, which has main responsibility for the case on appeal, asked the state court to weigh in on the question it deals with the state’s ballot initiative process. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paul Sakuma
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 3:08 PM EDT