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Same-sex couple Kristen Orbin (L) and Teresa Rowe embrace as they wait to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California on August 12, 2010 in San Francisco. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in the state just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

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