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Plaintiffs Jeffrey Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami are seen outside the courthouse before a hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in San Francisco. The federal appeals court in San Francisco began to hear arguments Monday about the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8. A trial court judge overturned the measure as a violation of gay Californians' civil rights in August.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Plaintiffs Jeffrey Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami are seen outside the courthouse before a hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in San Francisco. The federal appeals court in San Francisco began to hear arguments Monday about the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8. A trial court judge overturned the measure as a violation of gay Californians' civil rights in August. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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